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The Inbetweeners saison 3

The Inbetweeners font leur rentrée sur E4 !

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Un nouveau trimestre commence et Carli essaie d’organiser un défilé de mode pour une association caritative. Mais ne sont invités que les élèves les plus cools et celles et ceux qui présentent le mieux.

Les garçons ne sont pas invités jusqu’à ce que Carli, désespérée, les appelle à sa rescousse.

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inbetweeners season 2

The Inbetweeners saison 2

The Inbetweeners reviennent pour une seconde saison.

Cette comédie adolescente hors du commun narre les aventures de quatre jeunes lycéens qui ne sont pas assez dans le vent pour être les stars de leur établissement, mais ne sont pas non plus assez marginaux pour être mis à l’écart.

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The Inbetweeners season 1

The Inbetweeners saison 1

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The Inbetweeners est la nouvelle série de la chaîne britannique E4 qui persiste et signe après l’excellente série Skins.

Nous suivons donc quatre adolescents d’une banlieue anglaise, qui vivent des amourettes, se bagarrent, se saoulent trop vite, s’imaginent sortir avec la fille d’à côté, racontent des histoires sur la sexualité de leurs amis…

Pour être plus précis, les parents de Will viennent de divorcer et il est forcé de changer d’école : il passe d’une école privée posh à une école publique où rien n’est acquis et où il doit se faire de nouveaux amis, ce qui n’est pas gagné d’avance ! Il rencontre alors Simon, Lee et Neil qui n’ont ni son flegme, ni son bagou.

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The ordering of events in The Great Gatsby

  1. Introduction to The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald: from the Lost Prairies to the Realist Jungle
  2. The Great Gatsby: characters and characterization
  3. The Great Gatsby: the Romantic Quest
  4. Structure and Narration in The Great Gatsby
  5. The ordering of events in The Great Gatsby
  6. The Great Gatsby: an American novel

Introduction

In The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald condensed the story’s events. It appears that two important changes were introduced:

1. Fitzgerald suppressed a long episode of Gatsby’s childhood to heighten the sense of mystery surrounding his protagonist’s youth. This fragment was then turned into a short story Absolution that was published in a review by Mercury.

2. The second important change concerned the order of the events and the fact that in the original version, it was Gatsby who spoke.

In the final version, all the action unfolds during one summer – from mid-June to early September – and the geographical location is confined to New York, Long Island: East Egg and West Egg. The tragic dimension is also increased due to the fact that all the events have occurred before the curtain rises.

I. Scrambled chronology

The story’s events have been scrambled, but it is a sign of artistic order. Besides we get to know Gatsby much in the same way as in real life we become acquainted with a friend, namely progressively by fitting together fragments that are picked up as we read the novel.

First Gatsby appears to Nick as a pictorial vision, an emblematic figure that is almost unreal in the night: “Fifty feet away a figure had emerged from the shadow of my neighbour’s mansion…regarding the silver pepper of the stars” (p27). Then through Nick’s narrative, we move forward and backward over Gatsby’s past.

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Structure and Narration in

Structure and Narration in The Great Gatsby

  1. Introduction to The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald: from the Lost Prairies to the Realist Jungle
  2. The Great Gatsby: characters and characterization
  3. The Great Gatsby: the Romantic Quest
  4. Structure and Narration in The Great Gatsby
  5. The ordering of events in The Great Gatsby
  6. The Great Gatsby: an American novel

The Great Gatsby is the third novel of Fitzgerald, published in 1925 after This Side of Paradise (1920) and The Beautiful and the Damned (1922).

Introduction

It was a turning point in Fitzgerald’s literary career because it was to improve on his previous works: he tested new techniques and insisted on the novelty of his enterprise: ‘I want to write something new, something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and ‘intricately patterned’ (letter to Perkins, agent at Scribner’s).

Indeed, Fitzgerald devoted a lot of care and attention to pruning unnecessary passages and tried to introduce editing methods (just like a filmmaker) to re-arrange his story in movie sequences.

In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald’s main innovation was to introduce a first-person narrator and protagonist whose consciousness filters the story’s events.

This device was not a total invention since a character through whose eyes and mind the central protagonist is discovered is to be found in two of Conrad’s books: Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim.

As usual with this device, the main protagonist remains strange and shady. This technique reinforces the mystery of the characters.

The second advantage is that the mediation of a character-witness permits a play between the real and the imaginary.

This indirect approach is inherited from Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hence, it is difficult to distinguish between true representation and fantasizing. For Emerson, the vision was more important than the real world.

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