chapter 7: post modern self recognition of the instructors of writing the book. pg. 8: analogy of bread slicer for brain. “he was asking to many questions and he was asking them to quickly. They were stacking up in my head like loaves in the factory where Uncle Terry works. The factory is a bakery and he operates the slicing machines. And sometime the slicer is not working fast enough but the bread keeps coming and there is a blockage. I sometimes think of my mind as a machine, but not always as a bread slicing machine. It makes it easier to explain to other people what is going on inside it. pg. 15: “prime numbers are like life” simile - challenging pre conceived ideas of disability. pg. 16: “
pg. 17: “i said i had father, mother was dead” (check this quote. ) pg. 24 - talking about mother in past tense - thinks that his mother is dead ironic because she is alive . “I do not tell lies” emphasises the directness/honesty - no pretension.
a central theme in the novel an archetypal/universal theme
pg. 42 “When mother died she didn't go to heaven because heaven doesn't exist” -> answers in his own way question of existence of existence of god. refutes it with scientific explanation. After life -> typically straight forward fashion “What actually happens when you die is that your brain stops working and your body rots.” Use of this powerful verb creates graphic disturbing imagery. powerfully juxtaposed with the uplifting poetic imagery of the paragraphs conclusion. “but that is alright because he is put
Themes & issues
After life - typically straight forward fashion “What actually happens when you die is that your brain stops working and your body rots.”
pg. 59 -. “Behavioural Problems” capitalised
pg. 64 - explicit instructions - promises.
Order + disorder --> CB; ES+JB - marital clues reflects the inner choices c dreads. truth + Lies --> disastrous 4effects of lies...