Values and Literature Comparison Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Values and Literature
This paper looks at the matter of personal values and relationships within literature, while studying 'Twelve Blue' by Michael Joyce and 'Patchwork Girl' by Shelley Jackson.
# 118291 | 1,976 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 20, 2010 in Literature (American) , Sociology (General)

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This paper considers Michael Joyce's 'Twelve Blue' and Shelley Jackson's 'Patchwork Girl' in the context of whether either work argues or suggests that personal values and relationships must be different in a new media age, or applies traditional values in new digital literature. The writer argues that, in a comparative sense, 'Twelve Blue' applies traditional values while 'Patchwork Girl' suggests personal values and relationships are different. The writer maintains however that neither work is consumed by this as a raison d'etre, but rather these are from broad and general aspects of the overall works resulting from the contextual, and stylistic frameworks that each author chose to meld the respective elements of the story, using different approaches to the application of hypertext to narrative and prose to tell the story and reach the audience.

Narrative tradition and author(ity)
Ends as beginnings and layers in-between

From the Paper:

"Twelve Blue invites readers to tap into a network of stories consisting of vast reserves of lyrical prose. The outcome is series of insights into the ways in which human lives and stories connect. It interweaves multiple stories by authors who believe in their stories and the power of the word. The result is an intricately connected network of texts that constitute a sophisticated expression of storytelling in an electronic format. The network of interconnected texts is eloquently articulated and each story reads like prose poetry. The stories, told by multiple narrators, overlap and comment upon each other and show how people are connected both on physical and metaphysical levels.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • 'Twelve Blue': Michael Joyce
  • 'Patchwork Girl': Shelley Jackson

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