Blog Archive

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Work for Week 6

Stream of consciousness
Write a passage in which you reproduce spontaneous thinking  through language.  Bas this on association, so that the ‘thinker’ jumps from one topic to another according to what ‘comes into their mind’.   Often these immediate associations are a way of showing us about the character.   You could do this as a way of expressing someone’s obsession, a problem that won’t go away and keeps intruding into thoughts about other things.   You  don’t need to follow conventional grammar  

A couple of examples

William Faulkner

I am I and you are you and I know it and you dont know it and you could do so much for me if you just would and if you just would then I could tell you and then nobody would have to know it except you and me and Darl" -   As I Lay Dying

Virginia Wolf

"She remembered once throwing a shilling into the Serpentine. But every one remembered; what she loved was this, here, now, in front of her; the fat lady in the cab. Did it matter then, she asked herself, walking towards Bond Street, did it matter that she must inevitably cease completely; all this must go on without her; did she resent it; or did it not become consoling to believe that death ended absolutely? but that somehow in the streets of London, on the ebb and flow of things, here, there, she survived, Peter survived, lived in each other, she being part, she was positive, of the trees at home; of the house there, ugly, rambling all to bits and pieces as it was; part of people she had never met; being laid out like a mist between the people she knew best, who lifted her on their branches as she had seen the trees lift the mist, but it spread ever so far, her life, herself."
. Dalloway, 1925)

No comments:

Post a Comment