History Literature / FinnegansWake

20th Nov '15 11:55:14 PM Gideoncrawle
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->''"Despite these obstacles, readers and commentators have reached a broad consensus about the book's central cast of characters and, to a lesser degree, [[NoPlotNoProblem its plot]]."''
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->''"Despite these obstacles, readers and commentators have reached a broad consensus about the book's central cast of characters and, to a lesser degree, [[NoPlotNoProblem its plot]].plot."''
22nd Oct '15 2:45:24 PM everyfloatingcat
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* EvilCounterpart: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mug_Ruith Magrath]] and his wife [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilith Lily]] Kinsella to Earwicker and Anna Livia.

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* SpeechImpediment: HCE's stutter, usually over his guilt at his sexual indiscretions, is one of his distinguishing characteristics.
20th Oct '15 5:01:21 PM everyfloatingcat
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: HCE represents the landscape of Dublin, Anna Livia [[note]]from ''Amhain Life''[[/note]] the river Liffey, Issy takes the form of clouds and light rain.
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: HCE represents the landscape of Dublin, Anna Livia [[note]]from ''Amhain ''Abhainn na Life''[[/note]] the river Liffey, Issy takes the form of clouds and light rain.

* FootnoteFever: Many scholarly editions of the book.
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* FootnoteFever: Many scholarly editions of the book. They also appear in the schoolbook chapter (2.2), representing Issy's commentary on the material ([[MindScrew not that it helps the reader much]])

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* FootnoteFever: Many scholarly editions of [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Four Guys]]: the Four Masters/Evangelists, who always travel together, appear to be seeking out HCE and serve as judges in his trial, spy on Tristan and Iseult, and generally try to impose order and fixity on the book.
20th Oct '15 4:39:41 PM everyfloatingcat
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: HCE represents the landscape of Dublin, Anna Livia [[note]]from ''Amhain Life''[[/note]] the river Liffey, Issy takes the form of clouds and light rain.

* BookEnds
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* BookEndsBookEnds: as well as the opening/closing sentence fragments, the characters Mutt and Jute from chapter one show up again in the final chapter (as Muta and Juva) to discuss the sunrise and celebrate HCE waking up.

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* BookEndsKangarooCourt: the chaotic trial of Festy King.

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* BookEndsSpookySeance: Shaun (or Yawn) is subjected to one by the Four Masters. They put him to sleep on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hill_of_Uisneach the Hill of Uisneach]], afflict him with nightmares, and channel the spirit of HCE and his many incarnations through him.
30th Mar '15 3:15:59 PM nombretomado
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* RuleOfSymbolism: Extensive, if cryptic, references to CelticMythology, the Phoenix Park Murders of 1882, the Egyptian Book of the Dead and EgyptianMythology, among many many others.
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* RuleOfSymbolism: Extensive, if cryptic, references to CelticMythology, Myth/CelticMythology, the Phoenix Park Murders of 1882, the Egyptian Book of the Dead and EgyptianMythology, Myth/EgyptianMythology, among many many others.
4th Mar '15 9:52:16 PM Elusivehawk
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->''Despite these obstacles, readers and commentators have reached a broad consensus about the book's central cast of characters and, to a lesser degree, [[NoPlotNoProblem its plot]].''
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->''Despite ->''"Despite these obstacles, readers and commentators have reached a broad consensus about the book's central cast of characters and, to a lesser degree, [[NoPlotNoProblem its plot]].''"''
23rd Dec '14 3:20:19 AM WarriorsGate
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* ShoutOut: Not in, but from the book, we have two. "Quark" was borrowed from here to name the subatomic particle. JosephCampbell also first saw the word "monomyth" in its pages.
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* ShoutOut: Not in, but from the book, we have two.three. "Quark" was borrowed from here to name the subatomic particle. JosephCampbell also first saw the word "monomyth" in its pages.pages, and GeorgeRRMartin named a castle in Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire after the first word, "riverrun".
10th Dec '14 12:41:52 AM BuurmanSven
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According to the rest of this page, there should be no apostrophe
* ArcWords: more like Arc Cadences, really. Many phrases throughout the book -- such as "Buckley shot the Russian general", "hitherandthithering waters of. Night", "Earwicker", and of course "Finnegan's wake" itself -- reoccur in highly modified forms, so that often only the broad rhythm survives. The effect is like that of variations in a musical theme.
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* ArcWords: more like Arc Cadences, really. Many phrases throughout the book -- such as "Buckley shot the Russian general", "hitherandthithering waters of. Night", "Earwicker", and of course "Finnegan's "Finnegans wake" itself -- reoccur in highly modified forms, so that often only the broad rhythm survives. The effect is like that of variations in a musical theme.
24th Nov '14 3:19:26 PM uhema
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a long the
* InterruptedByTheEnd: The novel ends in mid-sentence, with the words "''Away alone at long at last the''" implying that the ''real'' story is just about to begin.
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* InterruptedByTheEnd: The novel ends in mid-sentence, with the words "''Away alone at "''A way a lone a last a loved a long at last the''" implying that the ''real'' story is just about to begin.begin. ** I.e. recirculation back to the first page, which continues the sentence interrupted on the last page.
22nd Nov '14 7:01:25 AM MarvinArnold
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ten thunderclaps across the book
* WrittenSoundEffect: The thunderclap on page one.[[note]]Bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk![[/note]]
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* WrittenSoundEffect: The thunderclap ten thunderclaps strewn across the book, the first one being on page one.[[note]]Bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk![[/note]]
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