After making the slideshare, we compare in pairs or in threes, the Rite of the Passege with the stories we read Games at Twilight and The prison. Also we were asked to found a specular moment, epiphany and foreshadowing.
This is what i did with Abril Teran Frias and Trinidad Porretti:
GAMES A TWILIGHT & THE PRISON
GAMES A TWILIGHT & THE PRISON
1- The unattainable object of desire
Games at Twilight:The unattainable object of desire in Games at Twilight was that Ravi wanted to win the game and defeat Raghu. In the story there is a moment in which Ravi describes Raghu physically, “Raghu´s long, hefty, hairy footballer legs”. This shows how inferior he felt while he was with him. Also his big ambition to win the game, “He hugged his knees together and smiled to himself almost shyly at the thought of so much victory” This shows how much he wanted to win the game. Although, he didn’t end up being a champion.
The Prison:The unattainable object of desire in The Prison is that Tommy\Tony wanted to help the girl. In the story there is a moment which shows how much Tony/Tommy wanted to save her, “He felt he ought to do something for her” This shows the desire she had to assist the girl, when he was the one who had the problem. However, he didn’t put his thoughts and desires into actions, he was a prisoner of his own body.
Games At Twilight: We can see trespassing in Games at Twilight when Ravi was playing with his friends in the veranda, and his mother told them that they couldn’t go outside it, they promised her that they won’t cross the limit of the porch, “ ‘Please, ma, please,’ they begged. ‘We’ll play in the veranda and porch – we won’t go a step out of the porch’ “. In spite of this fact, they did go out of the veranda/porch. He desified the authority, his mother, to show his maturity.
The Prison: We can see trespassing in The Prison when Tony\Tommy bought a slot machine to make money without telling Rosa and her father. He knew that Rosa and her father would not accept it, and he bought it anyway. Here we can see that he trespasses the authority.
Games At Twilight: There is a dare\challenge in Games at Twilight when Ravi entered to the shed to win the game, although it was a spooky and dark place, he was afraid of.
The Prison: In this story the third element is present, we can see that dare\challenge was saving the girl from being a thief. He thought that saving the girl from being a thief was the purpose of his life.
4- The mischief “should be owned up”
Games At Twilight: This element is not present in the story because Ravi did not act in a maturing way, he did not end up understanding that the game was over. This shows he was still a kid and did not finish the rite of passage.
The Prison: This element is also not present in the story because Tomy did not act in a maturing way, he hitted Rosa, and someone mature doesn’t do that. This shows that he did not finish the rite of passage, he was still maturing.
5- There should be an act of atonement
Games at Twilight: This element isn’t present in the story because Ravi didn’t accept that the game was over and he had lost, in addition, he didn’t say sorry to his mother for desifying her when he went out of the limit of the veranda.
The Prison: This element isn’t present in the Prison because he didn’t apologize with Rosa for hitting her and he didn’t end up accepting that the one who should be saved was him, not the girl.
A) Specular moment:
GAT: The specular moment of the story is the moment when Ravi sees himself reflected in Manu because they were both the little kids of the group, they were defenseless. He realised that Raghu would go after him because he had already caught Manu.
TP: The specular moment of the story is the moment when Tommy sees himself reflected in the girl because in the past he lied to a policeman with his uncle Dom and robbed a lobster
GAT: There is foreshadowing in Games at Twilight when Raghu says to Manu “You are dead”, because this was foreshadowing what would happen to Ravi in the future, the death of his innocence\childhood.
TP: There is foreshadowing in The Prison when
GAT: There is an epiphany in Games at Twilight when Ravi realises he is “insignificant” because no one cared about him, he realised that he was forgotten, and that maturing\growing up was a painful process.
TP: There is an epiphany in The Prison when Tony\Tommy realises that his mind was a prison, he couldn’t put his thoughts into actions and he couldn’t take his own decisions. We can see this through this quote; “ You could never see the sky outside or the ocean because you were in a prison, except nobody called it a prison, and if you did they didn’t know what you were talking about, or they said they didn’t”.