Let's Go to the Videotape

I denne study guide kan du få hjælp til at analysere novellen “‘Let's Go to the Videotape” af Fiona Maazel, som har været brugt til en skriftlig eksamen i Engelsk A på STX fra den 20. maj 2019. Udover analysehjælpen kan du finde et summary af teksten samt idéer til fortolkning og perspektivering.

Eksamensspørgsmål

Write an analytical essay (900-1200 words) in which you analyse and interpret Fiona Maazel's short story “Let's Go to the Videotape”.

Part of your essay must focus on the father-son relationship. In addition, your essay must include an analysis of the style of writing in lines 102-113.

Præsentation af teksten

Titel: “Let's Go to the Videotape” (2016)
Forfatter: Fiona Maazel
Genre: Short story

Fiona Maazel er en amerikansk forfatter. Novellen “Let's Go to the Videotape” blev udgivet i 2016 i Harper's Magazine og blev senere inkluderet i antologien Best American Short Stories 2017.

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Uddrag

Her får du et uddrag af vores analysehjælp:

Title

The title of the short story “Let’s Go to the Videotape” by Fiona Maazel has both a literal and a symbolic meaning.

In a literal sense, the title is a direct reference to the videos Nick makes of Gus. Nick films various moments of Gus’ development and shares them with his friends or uploads them on social media platforms. He also sends one of his videos to a televised contest which he ultimately wins. Nick makes the videos available to the public so he can connect with other people and share his memories of Gus with them.

In a symbolic sense, the title reflects Nick’s use of videos and social media to cope with the loss of his wife. The title is a reference to a catch phrase used by Warner Wolf, a famous sports anchor. He used the phrase “Let’s go to the videotape!” on a regular basis as a cue for the programme to switch to a video of the game he was reporting on. This reflects how Nick uses his son’s private experiences as a source of entertainment. He draws joy from watching his son

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