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Jared Spoonhour Advanced Placement Literature Mrs. Thrush 2nd Semester ½ “How to Read Literature Like a Professor” by Thomas Foster chapter notes: Chapter 1 The Quest • Quester – the person on the journey • A destination traveled to • A purpose for traveling there • Challenges occur during the journey • The reason for the person to go on the quest is implicit, the stated reason for traveling is never the actual reason for the journey • Always comes down to – Self – knowledge Chapter 2 Acts of Communion • Emphasizes sharing and peace • Communion scenes and passages are not always set up or established along a biblical or holy basis • Communion situations show how well characters are getting along • Communion allows the characters to attempt to overcome internal battles • In these scenes the goal is to get the reader to empathize with the characters Chapter 3 Vampirism • People are often attracted to danger • Vampires leave their mark and take away an individual’s innocence • Often contrasts between young and old occur in vampire or ghost based novels • Symbolic of people exploiting each other, denying someone else’s needs due to their own desires • We are vampires, in one way or another we take away someone else’s force Chapter 4 Now, Where have I Seen Her Before • Many stories are not completely original • Many times novels have been comprised from ideals and writings taken from other works and pieces • Intertextuality is the connection between different pieces of
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