4 Matching Annotations
  1. Apr 2018
    1. Ifonlysubjects,wemightcomplain(forourpatienceiswearingthin),hadmoreconsiderationfortheirbiographers!

      Throughout the book the narrator has inserted themself commenting on what is happening. The narrator has often encouraged the use of imagination for telling the story, whether it be through the use of their own or asking the reader to use their own. In this part of the story the narrator is looking for something to do while Orlando is writing, complaining that the subject should be considerate of the biographer, rather than using imagination which they have relied on before. Instead of a change of tone of the narrator, I think this continues the theme of this being a parody. I think the narrator is mocking biographers who focus on the actions of their subject and not their thoughts. What makes this interesting is the fact that imagination is not used as it is the other times when the narrator pokes fun at biographies. This shows that the narrator thinks that without adding to the story, that it is rather boring and can result in situations where there is nothing to write. This can result in the biographer looking for anything to write about, which is what happened when the narrator stopped conjuring up what they thought the subject might be thinking about.

  2. Mar 2018
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    1. Calling my officers about me, in mybranched velvet gown, having come from a daybedwhere I have left Olivia sleeping—

      Malvolio acts quite foolish about his desire for power. Malvolio is delusional as he is imagining himself as someone who will be wealthy and powerful. His head is too far into the future to be able to achieve his goal, which why he was able to fall for the letter. This is evident specifically "having come from a daybed where I have left Olivia sleeping." He is not married to Olivia and imagines a scenario where he is. -Owen, Simone, Janely

  4. Feb 2018
    1. Here comes the Countess. Now heaven walks on Earth!—

      This quote is a metaphor comparing Olivia to heaven itself. This implies that Olivia is a good, beautiful, and perhaps angelic like being. This metaphor strengthens the sentence on what Orsino thinks of Olivia because it concisely describes Olivia's qualities using something that has more than one positive trait.

    2. This is the air; that is the glorious sun. This pearl she gave me, I do feel ’t and see ’t.

      This is an example of amplification to show that Sebastian is feeling the air and sun. This shows the importance of the senses.