Lost in the Funhouse - Chapters 11–12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 – Glossalalia: Six separate paragraphs are spoken from six different speakers, all from different oral and written traditions through history. The stories are varied but each paragraph is identical in metrics and literary critics have pointed out the metrics match “The Lord’s Prayer” from the New Testament, which can be considered the unwritten seventh paragraph. Each paragraph is written in a first-person format giving several clues about the writer’s identity without actually naming him or her.

Chapter 12 – Life Story: This piece is similar to ‘Title’ in that the narrator consistently complains there is nothing new in fiction that can be written. The piece may seem redundant in places, especially only two chapters after the same sort of message, but that is the point. The author’s argument is there is nothing new or exciting that can be written and in fact, twice in the...

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