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Cats Eye ppt 3 From Grade 13 Slide 2 IX Leprosy - Graces fall from grace I cant account for my own savagery. I cant account for my own savagery. Base treachery Base treachery She was adored by all of usAnd in Cordelias version, now, she never was. She was adored by all of usAnd in Cordelias version, now, she never was. Slide 3 Mean Mouth (Chapters 42-43) Grade 11 Grade 11 I want all my hurts to be intentional. I want all my hurts to be intentional. Uses Cordelia as target practice. Uses Cordelia as target practice. Elaine tells stories - vampire, twins: Im really dead. Ive been dead for years. Elaine tells stories - vampire, twins: Im really dead. Ive been dead for years. Since the ravine? Born again? Since the ravine? Born again? Energy has passed between us, and I am stronger. Energy has passed between us, and I am stronger. Slide 4 Murder in the Ravine A girl is found murdered, down in the ravine. A girl is found murdered, down in the ravine. The girl is our age. The girl is our age. This murdered girl troubles meshe goes to that place where all things go that are unmentionable. This murdered girl troubles meshe goes to that place where all things go that are unmentionable. she stirs up something, like dead leaves. I think of a doll I had once, with white fur on the border of the skirt. I remember being afraid of this doll. I havent thought about that in years. she stirs up something, like dead leaves. I think of a doll I had once, with white fur on the border of the skirt. I remember being afraid of this doll. I havent thought about that in years. A reminder of what almost was? A reminder of what almost was? Slide 5 Elaine tutors Cordelia on the atom for the Physics exam. Elaine tutors Cordelia on the atom for the Physics exam. Stephen says an atom looks like a lot of empty spaceyou can only say it has a tendency to exist Stephen says an atom looks like a lot of empty spaceyou can only say it has a tendency to exist Stephens verdict on Cordelia has a tendency to exist. Stephens verdict on Cordelia has a tendency to exist. Stupid/thick? Stupid/thick? Like an atom, perhaps no one really understands her? Like an atom, perhaps no one really understands her? Slide 6 DATING Something about Cordelia makes boys uneasy. Something about Cordelia makes boys uneasy. Its as if shes too attentive to them, too polite, studied and overdone. Its as if shes too attentive to them, too polite, studied and overdone. Put off by her artificiality? Put off by her artificiality? Occasionally, Elaine organises double dates. Occasionally, Elaine organises double dates. Cordelia tries to look at them sincerely, head-on; they are blinded by the glare, and freeze like rabbits in a headlight. Cordelia tries to look at them sincerely, head-on; they are blinded by the glare, and freeze like rabbits in a headlight. Is too forward in the back seat Is too forward in the back seat Is trying to win affection. Is picky of boys because it is better to reject than be rejected? Is trying to win affection. Is picky of boys because it is better to reject than be rejected? Slide 7 The Earle Grey Players Macbeth Cordelia is a serving woman, soldier in the final battle scene. Macbeth Cordelia is a serving woman, soldier in the final battle scene. Many roles, but this seems to be something she genuinely loves Many roles, but this seems to be something she genuinely loves The rotten cabbage is replaced Macbeths head bounces, bumpity-bump tragedy The rotten cabbage is replaced Macbeths head bounces, bumpity-bump tragedy becomes laughter. Cordelias attempt to be helpful turns into an excuse for Elaine to taunt Cordelia, who is almost in tears. Slide 8 Zoology tutoring Cordelia is becoming mushier and mushier. Does that mean Elaine is getting harder? I do the frog for her. Im good at this. Smart, disconnected. Cordelia had no problems with bullying a friend, but takes issue with dissecting an animal in the name of knowledge. Slide 9 Cordelias father Parallels between him and child-Cordelia: Parallels between him and child-Cordelia: He can make you feel that what he thinks of you matters, because it will be accurate, but what you think of him is of no importance. He can make you feel that what he thinks of you matters, because it will be accurate, but what you think of him is of no importance. Too frightened of him. Too frightened of him. Shes frightened of not pleasing him. Shes frightened of not pleasing him. her dithering, fumble-footed efforts to appease him. her dithering, fumble-footed efforts to appease him. How can she be so abject? When will she learn? How can she be so abject? When will she learn? What is being echoed here? What is being echoed here? Cordelia fails mid-year Zoology test doesnt seem to care. Why not? Cordelia fails mid-year Zoology test doesnt seem to care. Why not? Slide 10 EPIPHANY In midst of Biology exam, like a sudden epileptic fit, not going to be a biologist In midst of Biology exam, like a sudden epileptic fit, not going to be a biologist I am going to be a painter. I am going to be a painter. My life has been changed, soundlessly, instantaneously. My life has been changed, soundlessly, instantaneously. Cordelia rings to see her. Needs Elaine more than Elaine needs her. Cordelia rings to see her. Needs Elaine more than Elaine needs her. Cordelia is a wreck looks like Haggis McBaggis. Cordelia is a wreck looks like Haggis McBaggis. Slide 11 Falling apart Has tutor for summer school papers. Has tutor for summer school papers. Only accomplishment is deluding the tutor. Only accomplishment is deluding the tutor. I sleep a lot. I sleep a lot. Maybe I am a cretin. Maybe I am a cretin. Shes acting like a jerk. Shes acting like a jerk. Lack of will-power. Lack of will-power. Elaine lacks empathy Elaine lacks empathy An epiphany/purpose evades Cordelia. An epiphany/purpose evades Cordelia. Slide 12 X Life Drawing X Life Drawing Preoccupied with the name Cordelia Heart of the moon, jewel of the sea, the third sister, the only honest one. Preoccupied with the name Cordelia Heart of the moon, jewel of the sea, the third sister, the only honest one. Expectations Expectations The stubborn one, the rejected one, the one who was not heard. The stubborn one, the rejected one, the one who was not heard. Elaine thinks of her name as tough but pliable now, like a well- worn glove. Elaine thinks of her name as tough but pliable now, like a well- worn glove. Slide 13 Jon Potential has a shelf-life. Potential has a shelf-life. Always made a fetish of lateness. Always made a fetish of lateness. Last saw each other 4 years ago Last saw each other 4 years ago Hes up to the smart remarks. Hes up to the smart remarks. Split from his second wife, Mary Jean. She left. Split from his second wife, Mary Jean. She left. She said she couldnt get through to me. She said she couldnt get through to me. Forgiving men is so much easier than for women. Forgiving men is so much easier than for women. Why? Why? Slide 14 Falling Women Fallen women were women who had fallen onto men and hurt themselves. Fallen women were women who had fallen onto men and hurt themselves. Recalls the men in the ravine? Recalls the men in the ravine? Is the fall inevitable? A consequence Is the fall inevitable? A consequence of interaction? of interaction? Slide 15 Mr Hrbik Art teacher in his mid-30s, Elaine is almost 18. Art teacher in his mid-30s, Elaine is almost 18. Looks at her folio. You are a complete amateur. Looks at her folio. You are a complete amateur. You can draw objects very well. But as yet you cannot draw life. You can draw objects very well. But as yet you cannot draw life. You are an unfinished vomanbut here you will be finished. Ewwww. You are an unfinished vomanbut here you will be finished. Ewwww. Elaine letting herself go dressed in black. Switching identities (again). Elaine letting herself go dressed in black. Switching identities (again). Slide 16 Growing Up Aware of Susies affair. Aware of Susies affair. Sets up ersatz squalor in cellar. Sets up ersatz squalor in cellar. Dad feels betrayed by Uni politics, Mr Banerji back to India. Dad feels betrayed by Uni politics, Mr Banerji back to India. Stephen, in California, studying Astrophysics arrested for being in a Military testing zone. Oblivious to all but science/quest for knowledge. Stephen, in California, studying Astrophysics arrested for being in a Military testing zone. Oblivious to all but science/quest for knowledge. Does not even mention it in his letter (written as he is up a tree, watching football game for free). Does not even mention it in his letter (written as he is up a tree, watching football game for free). Slide 17 Josef Im in love with his need. Im in love with his need. Susie wants to marry him. Is this an unfair desire? Susie wants to marry him. Is this an unfair desire? Elaine fancies herself a bohemian: Ive put myself beyond marriage. I can see it back there, innocent and beribboned, like a childs doll: irretrievable. Instead of marriage I will be dedicated to my painting. Elaine fancies herself a bohemian: Ive put myself beyond marriage. I can see it back there, innocent and beribboned, like a childs doll: irretrievable. Instead of marriage I will be dedicated to my painting. Double standard: (There is of course the spectre of pregnancy. You cant get a diaphragm unless youre married, rubbers are sold under the counter and only to men...[but these things have] nothing to do with Josef and his experienced mauve bedroom. They also have nothing to do with me, wrapped as I am in dense minor-key enchantment. But I make little check marks on my pocket calendar, all the same Double standard: (There is of course the spectre of pregnancy. You cant get a diaphragm unless youre married, rubbers are sold under the counter and only to men...[but these things have] nothing to do with Josef and his experienced mauve bedroom. They also have no