Dictee - Melpomene: Tragedy Summary & Analysis

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
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Melpomene: Tragedy Summary

She sits if the first few rows to better ignore the others and to have a better view, more face to face with the screen. The lights fade until it is dark. She stretches out as far as possible until her neck rests on the back of the seat, and she pulls her coat up to her chin, covering her entire body. She watches the moving shades and the flickering light through the windows. The submission is complete and relinquishes the vision to immobility. It abandons all protests as it is about to appear. "The illusion that the act of viewing is to make alteration of the visible" shows that expulsion is immediate; not one second is lost to the replication of the totality. The seen is severed by the incision.

The narrator writes her mother on April, 19th, eighteen years...

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