Intertextuality and Narrative Critical Summary Essay

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This will translate to certain philosophies that govern their paintings, films or novels. Such believes are deep-rooted in the society and affect the social, cultural, and economic aspects of the society. According to theorists of intertextuality, the authorship of any text is not real. To them, people claiming authorship or ownership of texts, are insincere and disingenuous. As Ronald Barthes pointed out, every author or artist, depend on the already existing art. Therefore, even the originality is controversial. As proponents of intertextuality, they doubted the authorship since texts are simply multidimensional space where variety of writings blends and clash. In the book, Marxism and the Philosophy of Language (1929), the author attests to every text or reading as a mere rewriting of the existing texts or materials. Under extreme circumstances, readers construct authors. Some authors still contest authorship of selected materials, as the ideas are usually the same.

Framing is another aspect that stands out in the article. Television programs are popular with framing habit particularly when showing soap and sitcom. Therefore, the readers or viewers individual understanding and analysis of the piece would depend on such framings. The texts would provide meaning and contexts within their own creation and interpretation. In attempting to make sense out of any advertisement, it imperative for an individual to first know what he or she is looking for or expectation. Previous experiences with related advert would largely influence the expectations of the person as far as the new advert is concerned.

Analysis of two Scenes of Midnight in Paris by Wood Allen

In his creation, Midnight in Paris, Wood Allen (2011) emphasizes on Gil and Inez travel to Paris as vacation on business trip of the parents. Although Gil is one of the most successful Hollywood writers, he seems to be struggling on his first novel. Attracted by the beauty of the city, is convinced that they should permanently settle in the city immediately they get married (Block 24). He also believes that 1920 was the golden age. On the contrary, Inez does not share similar notions especially regarding the allure of the city. As Inez goes off to dance the night away with friends, Gil decides to take a walk at midnight and ultimately discovers what in his belief to the source of his inspiration for writing. As he continued to walk closer to the heart of the city, he gets far apart with the one he is about to marry. His conversation with every famous personality appears to be two-sided though each seems to fulfill specific nod to familiar historical personalities. Both of them treat each other as equals. He had good conversation ns with Hemingway and Stein (Block 24).

The two pieces of art, Semiotic of beginners and Midnight in Paris, have glaring similarities regarding how the two authors treat the issue of originality and authorship. Ernest Hemingway criticizes Gil's novel even though he has not read it. Gil is scary of such criticism. However, Hemingway warns Gil against hating criticism arguing that it is the route to achieving massive success in writing. Intertextuality, however, rubbishes originality or authorship claim as all texts are mere rewritings of the previous existing literature. Hence, it does not make any sense for Gil or any writer of his generation to feel turn down criticism against an art, which is clearly not theirs.

Works Cited

Daniel Chandler. Semiotics of Beginners. Retrieved from: http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/S4B/semiotic.html

Block, Marcelline. World Film Locations: Paris. Bristol: Intellect, 2011. Internet resource

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Works Cited

Daniel Chandler. Semiotics of Beginners. Retrieved from: http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/S4B/semiotic.html

Block, Marcelline. World Film Locations: Paris. Bristol: Intellect, 2011. Internet resource

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