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|I hope it did not end happily? I don't like novels that end happily. They depress |
me so much. miss prism: The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is
what Fiction means. cecily: I suppose so. But it seems very unfair. And was your ...
Alan Durant - 2010 - 254 pages
|to say of her own novel, 'The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is |
what Fiction means',9 she evokes a number of these senses in commenting on
what fiction 'means': a sense that fiction entails these outcomes; that these ...
|Miss Prism answers, plainly, "The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. |
That is what Fiction means." "I suppose so," says Cecily. "But it seems very unfair.
" Can that be Oscar Wilde's comment on today's opera? Well, he had himself ...
|"The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means." |
We can see how Aristotelian "poetic justice" is working out in a strict form in the
Renaissance. It becomes the duty of the writer to create clear moral examples,
|M. Peter Lamarque and Stein Hauge Olsen, Truth, Fiction and Literature (Oxford: |
Clarendon Press, 1994), 77 and 244. ... John Searle, "The Logical Status of
Fictional Discourse," New Literary History 6 (1975): 319-32, also in Expression
arid Meaning (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ... Cf. Oscar Wilde, The
Importance of Being Earnest Act II: "The good ended happily, and the bad
|It does mean, though, that by the time you have finished revising your work the |
text must read as if it was always ... “The good ended happily, and the bad
unhappily; that is what Fiction means,” as Miss Prism explained to Cecily in The ...
|Reading fiction is one of the most popular activities engaged in by adults and |
children. ... scanning and skimming techniques to help you identify key words
and phrases. lt is seldom necessary to know every word in a passage to
understand its meaning. ... However, have you ever read a book and got to the
end and wondered what it was all about? ... "The good ended happily and the
|'The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means', as |
Miss Prism in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest puts it. Two of the
works in this volume are of this type: Callirhoe by Chariton and Daphnis and ...
Patricia Meyer Spacks - 1994 - 272 pages
|tize their heroes' benevolence but cannot convince either themselves or their |
readers that good nature is sufficient to ... Agreeing about the conspicuous
presence of "ethical and theological quandaries" in eighteenth-century
sentimental fiction, I yet ... More typical denouements conformed to the famous
observation in The Importance of Being Earnest: "The good ended happily, and
the bad unhappily. ... Providential means and ends in fiction conformed to
broadly similar models for ...
Brian M. Stableford - 2006 - 729 pages
|''The good ended happily and the bad unhappily,'' as Miss Prism explains to |
Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest, ''that is what fiction ... That is, indeed, ''
what fiction means''; it is, at any rate, a far better definition of fiction than ''lying.