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The Prison by Bernard Malamud

Determinism: The antecedent from the past determine or establish the events or actions in the present.

In this story determinism affects tony because he can not pick his choices of what to do, however, he panics and ends up determining his actions by his past.

This man doesn´t have controls over his life and his actions. He is not even safe of his choices this shows his insecureness.

Pato told us to see the slideshare that Senior 2 had made and explain which things we didn’t know and which things we knew that aren’t there.

We found new the biography of the writer. Something interesting about it is that he was an inmigrant, as well as Tommy.

The things missing were:

-The theory of determinism, which said that the antecedents from the past determine or establish the events or actions in the present.

In this story, determinism affects tony because he can not pick his choices of what to do, however, he panics and ends up determining his actions by his past.

-Foreshadowing: When Tommy starts thinking that he wants to grab the girl by the neck, it foreshadows when Rosa grabs the girl by the neck at the end of the story.

-Another thing that is not in their slideshare is the Rite of Passage.

Rite of Passage

 

             Games at Twilight ↙                          ↘The Prison

 

RITE OF PASSAGE

Games at twilight:

Elements:

1-Ravi wants to be mature, win the game and be like the older kids.

2-Ravi hides in the shed, he passed the limits of the Veranda and porch that her mother had previously put.

3-The dare in this story happens when Ravi has to deal to hide in the spooky, odd and queer shed.

4-No element number four.

5-No element number five.

Conclusion: He didn’t mature nor complete the rite of passage.

Prison:

Elements:

1- Tommy’s unreachable thing is to save the girl from being a thief. He thinks that his life has a purpose but he doesn’t understand that the one that needs help is him.

2- Tommy’s trespassing moment is when he bought a slot machine without asking Rosa or her father.

3- Tommy’s dare is to save the girl from being a thief. He thinks that his life has a purpose now.

4- There is no element four because he didn’t confess with matureness. He hit Rosa lika an immature.

5- There is no element five because he didn’t understand that the girl is just a girl and not a thief and he is the one that needs help.

Conclusion: He didn’t mature nor comple the rite of passage.

 

Foreshadowing:

Games at twilight:

1- ‘”You are dead” he said with satisfaction.’ This foreshadows Ravi’s death of innocence and chilhood in the end.

Prison: ” Then he remembered how he had felt when Dome has gone, and tears filled his eyes”. The moment of foreshadowing in Prison happens when Tommy starts thinking about his uncle and his relationship with him and this, after, affects his decision about how to talk to the girl.

Specular moment:

Games at Twilight: The specular moment in this story happens when Manu was caught by Raghu and Ravi realises that he was the next one, that he had no escape. He started to feel panic.

Prison: “He felt he ought to do someting for her, warn her to cut it out before she got trapped and fouled up her life before it got started”. This quotations shows how Tommy sees her future reflected on his life. He wanted to warn her because she would end up being a thief. However, he couldn’t see the truth, he was the one who needed help.

 

Epiphany:

Games at Twilight: One of the epiphanies in Games at Twilight happens at the end, when Ravi realises that he was a kid, that none of his friends care about him and that he had to mature.

Prison: The epiphanic moment in Prison happens when Tommy realises that his mind was a prison. He couldn’t get out of it and take his own decisions. He didn’t have the faith nor security to do it. A great quotation which explains it is this one: “You could never see the sky outside or the ocean because you were in a prison, except nobody called it a prison”.