NFU:A2C2

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notes

Once again, I’m affected by the narrators ability to resonate with me.. (I dont know if I said that right)..but I suppose it should make sense..i dunno..

A good portion of this chapter addresses the narrator’s ability to spring forth from his most low and debase moments into a sort of regal loftiness (at least as he imagines in his mind), and again, the nature in which he describes all this really hits home..

What strikes me as being at the center of it all is a remarkable vanity. There’s even an interesting part where he pats himself on the back for merely thinking nobly – such so that the corresponding action is rendered unnecessary..which is true enough about all of us at at least one point (if not many) in our lives, isn’t it? I’ve heard quite a few comedians discuss this..

I’m also caught by how he describes these decent (and indecent) phases of his life as appearing out of nowhere.. as if his life has ‘a life’ of its own and he is imprisoned in the role of spectator – frantically rushing to justify and make sense of it all..

What is the root of this assumed role of “observing eye” (beyond its literary use – of course)? ..maybe thats what the author is attempting to ask in the first place..

I feel like I should be discussing this in class.

– sah