25 Matching Annotations
  1. Jul 2022
    1. "Maybe. I might just live out of the car for awhile." Ed snorts and it makes Stede smile. They both know he wouldn’t make it two days. "Maybe I'll turn it into a boat, take to the sea."This is a familiar conversation, one they used to have all the time, whispered late into the night. One that they haven't had as often since they've gotten older.Ed picks up the thread like they've never let it drop. "Why stop at a boat? Strap a rocket to it and leave the planet."

      I am obsessed with this little callback to their first conversation. Feels so bittersweet in that it's a symbol of their first ever phone call, but there's a sadness to the acknowledgement that everything is changing now that they're getting older. The space and the ocean are not the place of their wild childhood fantasies of curiosity and heroism. They become escape. An escape from a life that is beating the curiosity and heroism out of them. However, this is also so beautiful and lovely because it shows how this link between them, this bond and connection, has been there since their first ever phone conversation, and it will stay with them even as life throws misery and rejection at them. Lovely.

    2. "Yeah. Get the hell off this planet and go to the moon or Mars or another universe and fight aliens or whatever.""Fight aliens?" How amazing! Ed's dreams are so much more fantastical than his own."What?" Ed asks, surly again. "You think it's stupid?""No! Not at all! I just — what if the aliens are nice?"

      This is such a sweet and brilliant way of showing characterization for these two characters while highlighting the beauty and wonder of childhood innocence. Of course little baby stede would immediately see the humanity and feel empathy for these alien creatures, and sweet baby ed dreams of being a hero.

    1. on the subject of the Honourable John. He was, I honestly believe, one of the greatest blackguards that ever lived.

      This chapter is interesting in that it restates much of the prologue. It confirms the initial characterization of John Herncastle as greedy and unpleasant person. The overlapping characterizations will be interesting to analyze, especially if the descriptions differ. For example, a model looking at Big Five personality traits for a specific character may have very different results based on the chapter and/or narrator.

  2. Feb 2022
  3. Oct 2020
    1. Knight, S. R., Ho, A., Pius, R., Buchan, I., Carson, G., Drake, T. M., Dunning, J., Fairfield, C. J., Gamble, C., Green, C. A., Gupta, R., Halpin, S., Hardwick, H. E., Holden, K. A., Horby, P. W., Jackson, C., Mclean, K. A., Merson, L., Nguyen-Van-Tam, J. S., … Harrison, E. M. (2020). Risk stratification of patients admitted to hospital with covid-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol: Development and validation of the 4C Mortality Score. BMJ, 370. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m3339

  4. Sep 2020
    1. I paid the cabman exactly his fare. He received it with an oath; upon which I instantly gave him a tract.

      For someone who professes to be so devout, Clack's miserliness when it comes to money is downright hilarious. She frequently mentions the "pecuniary pressure" of Franklin's check, doesn't tip, and yet constantly paints herself as a generous soul. At this point it is evident that this character is a caricature of the hypocritical Christian whom Collins has built up to tear down. I expect her assessment of the sequence of events to be comically wrong.

    1. His skin was very sensitive, and he had to wear a big straw hat whenever he went out. W

      It's telling the readers directly that his skin is sensitive.

    2. He talked so much that we all quit listening to what he said. It was about this time that Daddy built him a go-cart and I had to pull him around. At first I just paraded him up and down the piazza,8 but then he started crying to be taken out into the yard, and it ended up by my having to lug him wherever I went.

      The text shows that Doodle is clingy and doesn't want to be left alone.

  5. May 2020
  6. Apr 2020
    1. Wounds with delayed healing are characterized by decreased wound-breaking strength in comparison to wounds that heal at a normal rate; however, they eventually achieve the same integrity and strength as wounds that heal normally.
  7. Apr 2019
    1. Such sights and sounds were highly blissful to Mr. Parker

      Austen's narration of Sanditon is highly fragmented compared to her other novels. Chapter 4 unfolds with Charlotte as the observer of Mr. Parker's ramblings, but this particular paragraph seems to be free indirect discourse via Mr. Parker's perspective. Austen usually adheres to an interplay of narration between her heroine and the speaker (Ex. Elizabeth of Pride and Prejudice and Fanny of Mansfield Park), yet Sanditon is less defined and balances several different perspectives.

    2. Yes indeed, I am sure we do

      This exchange demonstrates the dynamics that characterize the Parker's relationship. Mr. Parker is domineering, while Mrs. Parker is passive. Austen uses their relationship to explore married life, similar to her characterization of the Gardners of Pride and Prejudice or the Westons of Emma as positive examples, and the Bennetts of Pride and Prejudice as a dysfunctional example.

    3. They were sitting so near each other and appeared so closely engaged in gentle conversation

      Here Austen gives her readers the details of a rather scandalous encounter. In previous novels, the rules of courtship were broken off stage, only to be recounted later (Marianne and Willoughby, Lydia and Wickham, Maria and Henry). However, in this moment, the heroine is the sole witness of an unchaperoned visit, leaving the reader to wonder what plot Austen was planning to develop.

  8. Dec 2018
    1. that masterly style

      Austen pokes fun at this character once again -- he is too cheap to put the maximum effort into pretending to be a Byronic hero.

    2. knew his business

      In these two paragraphs, Sir Edward thinks himself a “Byronic hero” of sorts—albeit an early one, as the poems that cemented the trope were published between 1812 and 1818. The Byronic hero was known for many dark traits, as well as sophistication, education, and the power of seduction, which Sir Edward supposes himself to possess. The Byronic hero was in part inspired by the villains of Ann Radcliffe’s gothic novels. Source.

    3. false principles

      Pretty ironic, considering he was railing on other novels earlier in the chapter for having "discordant principles."

    4. always more anxious

      Here, we are presented another form of a "fan" in Jane Austen's literature -- the crazy fanboy. Sir Edward is somewhat similar to Catherine in Northanger Abbey, but a whole lot creepier.

    5. perversity of judgement

      Jane Austen directly makes fun of Sir Edward for modelling his behavior after male characters like that of Richardson's.

  9. Sep 2017
    1. Because of Charlotte’s disgraceful attitude toward marriage, “all the comfort of intimacy was over” for the two women (P, 174).

      Moe does an excellent job at providing pivotal quotes from the text to support her characterization of Elizabeth and Charlotte's vastly different opinions on marriage. For an introduction, Moe's explanation of their different views to ground her eventual argument is effective, as it draws the reader in, and establishes the validity of her eventual assertions.

  10. Aug 2017
  11. Nov 2016
    1. Mollie, it was true, was not good at getting up in the mornings, and had a way of leaving work early on the ground that there was a stone in her hoof.

      characterization- mollie is very helpless

    1. Benjamin was the oldest animal on the farm, and the worst tempered. He seldom talked, and when he did, it was usually to make some cynical remark — for instance, he would say that God had given him a tail to keep the flies off, but that he would sooner have had no tail and no flies. Alone among the animals on the farm he never laughed. If asked why, he would say that he saw nothing to laugh at. Nevertheless, without openly admitting it, he was devoted to Boxer; the two of them usually spent their Sundays together in the small paddock beyond the orchard, grazing side by side and never speaking.

      characterization

    2. the oldest animal on the farm, and the worst tempered.

      characterization

    3. walking very slowly and setting down their vast hairy hoofs with great care lest there should be some small animal concealed in the straw.

      this show that the horses are thoughtful

    4. highly regarded on the farm

      power and characterization because it shows he must be respectable and would give him trust among the animals