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McLake

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ROOTS
“old style of Quoyle”
“wild and inbred, half-wits and murders”
“the Quoyle’s in the 1880s… like a big sled”- Skipper Alfred
“I remembers the Quoyles… devoured ‘im alive.”
“Nothing good ever happened with a Quoyle”
“Quoyle saw what he sprung from”

GLOBAL
“Half the population works for the government and the other half is worked on”
Tert Card is pro-Global, devoted to materialism and economic progress
“The hope of this place… is oil… The petrodollars.” – Tert
“They discovered the largest oil reserve in Canada right off our shores.” – Tert
“we’re all going to be rich… it’s to be golden days” - Tert
“Oil is strong and fish is weak” – Tert
“Oil and Newfoundland go together like ham and eggs” - Tert
“What a fucking miserable crazy place we’re in” – Patridge about US
“The whole country got infected with some rage virus”
“I had enough of Killick-Claw… oil rig suppliers” - Tert
“We got no control over any of the fishery now.” - Jack

Microcosm? Tert = Global. Everyone else = Local. Conflicting virtues.

LOCAL
“Poetic navigation” – “when the knitting pins… must slowly go”
“I like it… that the rocks have names”
“Have a cup of tea”- Diddy Shovel
“Tea is a good drink, it’ll keep you going” – Agnis Hamm
“You’ll come in and have a cup of tea?” – Ken Prouse
“You come along any time and see her” - Ken
“But you did the right thing [buying a boat]” – Agnis Hamm
“Shook the aunt’s hand, handed her a bottle of brown wine”- Nutbeem – generosity
“He felt as though Dennis and Beety were his secret parents” – Quoyle
“Tert has a big file of wreck pictures” – Jack Buggit - hostile environment
“bit of encouragement” – Alfred brass square – generosity of spirit in community
“This week I’ve the most sexual abuse stories I’ve ever had”
“The sky cast was an ugly yellow like a jar of old piss”
Jack, Billy, Quoyle favour Local: “It’s outsiders will get the gold… vandalism, stealing, and smashing”
“Pollution! … terrible oil spills … ruin boats and harbors.”
“It used to be a happy life here” – Billy
Tert says it was “hard, hard times” in the “good old days”. “It was all swim or all sink”
“I never builds with dry wood” – Local knowledge
“I’ve missed every one of you. Badly” – Agnis is attached to the Quoyles, despite the fact that Guy raped her.
“A sense of purity renewed”
“the good old days”- Jack

ECCENTRICITY IN LOCAL
“[Jack is a] weird chap. Fellow can read your mind”
Bunny’s “white dog” phobia
Bunny’s “little fairies’ bottoms”
“He’s not right” Herry
Nutbeem’s Borogove smashed by guests at his farewell party- act of community love

PRE-NEWFIE QUOYLE
“a great damp loaf of a body”
“I don’t think I can handle this job [at the Gammy Bird]”
“failures multiply like an explosion of virulent cells”

POST-NEWFIE QUOYLE
“he had a sense of writing well”
“go ahead with it. That’s the kind of stuff I want” – Jack Buggit - “Hilter’s barge”
“36 years old and this was the first time anybody said he’d done it right”
“Quoyle acted gruff, hard-boiled”- Gammy Bird Managing Editor
“Quoyle felt a black wing…never been on a roof, never put down a shingle”
“He took a breath and began to climb” – believes in himself.
“That’s the one I didn’t do… wasn’t much of an accident” – Quoyle develops initiative.
“He felt light and hot” – Quoyle
“Quoyle laughed like a dog… why had he feared boats?” – overcomes fear of water
“I was just trying it out” – Quoyle takes risks, develops initiative
“Should have been a farmer” – Quoyle develops the intellect to make judgements on his father. Local allows this growth.
“Quoyle’s face was pressed against her legs” - act of physical affection. Lets go of Petal and moves on.
“You’re a surprise Quoyle… didn’t believe you had that much steam in your boiler” – Billy
“all that fat… kept you floating. A thin man would of died” – Quoyle’s fatness saved his life.
“pain is supposed to ease and dull through repetitive confrontation” – Quoyle and car wrecks
“thought of his stupid self in Mockingburg, taking whatever came at him” – realisation
“Petal wasn’t any good… maybe that is why I loved her”
“He looked at his naked self… effect was more of strength than obesity”
“And it may be that love sometimes occurs without pain or misery”
Thank you. I have moved/sticked this for you ...
 
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For most RFTG people:

I actually don't have all that many quotes. I tend to cite examples from the text, or even quote a few lines or two, but nothing on the extent of this.

Is anyone else concentrating more on context/culture/values?

And on a very odd tangent - is anyone looking at it from a post-colonial perspective? (same goes for any other readings/ways of thinking) Because I'm not... :S
 

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Quotes for TLSGOB

This selection of short storys was my favorite to study (The Castle is better but not for study). But when we went over it we had a very demensional perspective so i havent got as many quotes. could anyone give a poor man a hand
 
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Hmm

I gotta admit, I don't really have all that many quotes either. Hmm. *skims over HSC Trials essay* in fact, I don't believe I have any quotes at all.

But you know, you don't always need to give quotes. So long as you state a point and give an example from the text - it can be paraphrased - then you've done your work.
 
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"Thereafter my mother began a campaign against what she had discovered but could not understand." - The Boat
 

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ooh, those were helpful - thank you ! I hated that damned book.. the way she writes it annoys me to no end. the bone people was much better, in my opinion.
 

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Hehehe I'm in extension right now and just got yelled at for laughing at the "post-newfie" thing!!!!!!!!! Newfie?!!hahahahahahaha!!!
 

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Re: question

AAHH. what sort of a module is this...the board of studies must be crazy. i need to write a 2000 word essay on four related texts. i have one movie, a set of adds and poems (set of 3/4)... do i need another long text? do u reckon i could get away with using another add or comic??

and just to add quotes: - we had to give ten quotes proving quoyles diplacement of quoyle. Possibly follow an argument that certain people belong in the global or local. ie in "The Boat" mother = local cannote exitst outside it yet father = depsite living in local should really be in global and is unhapphy in local. or...ye im getting carried away

“He cherished the idea that he had been given to the wrong family, that somewhere his real people…longed for him” Page 2
“He fell into newpapering” Page 3
“Quoyle, large, white, stumbling along, going nowhere” Page 4
“That was the stuff of others’ lives. He was waiting for his to begin” Page 11
“I see. Pretending to understand. Hands in Pockets” Page 8
“He smelled submission in Quoyle” Page 5
His earliest sense of self was as a distant figure: there in the foreground was his family, here, at the limit of the far view, was he” Page 2
“He survived his childhood…stumbled through his twenties” Page 1
Repetition of “covered his chin with his hand” Page 3
“Spoke little himself…His only skill in the game of life” Page 9
“Quoyle like a dog dressed in a man’s suit for a comic photo” Page 5
 
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some caslt quotesd would laos ber great :) may add some myslef later
 

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glitterfairy said:
For most RFTG people:

I actually don't have all that many quotes. I tend to cite examples from the text, or even quote a few lines or two, but nothing on the extent of this.

Is anyone else concentrating more on context/culture/values?

And on a very odd tangent - is anyone looking at it from a post-colonial perspective? (same goes for any other readings/ways of thinking) Because I'm not... :S

Yeah I did look at RTFG from a post colonial perspective (very popular in my grade), but I mostly addressed the post colonial aspects in my additional material.
 

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kcchippy said:
Yeah I did look at RTFG from a post colonial perspective (very popular in my grade), but I mostly addressed the post colonial aspects in my additional material.
what were ur additional texts when adressing post colonialism?
 

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