Throughout the film, the narrator provides information about the history of the lines. The film begins with a poster notifying the withdrawal of railway passenger services between Whitby and Scarborough, from 8th March This is followed by a rusting single line track which runs under two old bridges.
Defined[ edit ] According to the traditional view of Thrall and Hibbard first published inseven qualities distinguish the picaresque novel or narrative form, all or some of which an author may employ for effect: The main character is often of low character or social class.
He or she gets by with wit and rarely Close reading a sentimental journey to hold a job. There is no plot.
The story is told in a series of loosely connected adventures or episodes. There is little if any character development in the main character.
Their circumstances may change but they rarely result in a change of heart. Satire is sometimes a prominent element.
The behavior of a picaresque hero or heroine stops just short of criminality. Carefree or immoral rascality positions the picaresque hero as a sympathetic outsider, untouched by the false rules of society. In the English-speaking world, the term "picaresque" is often used loosely to refer to novels that contain some elements of this genre; e.
The expression picaresque novel was coined in There is unresolved debate within Hispanic studies about what the term means, or meant, and which works were, or should be, so called.
It is variously considered either the first picaresque novel or at least the antecedent of the genre. The principal episodes of Lazarillo are based on Arabic folktales that were well-known to the Moorish inhabitants of Spain. The Arabic influence may account for the negative portrayal of priests and other church officials in Lazarillo.
When diplomatic ties to Germany and Spain were established under the emperor Charles V, these tales began to be read in Italian translations in the Iberian Peninsula. Parker, because of his baroque style and the study of the delinquent psychology.
Moreover, argues Rico, the structure of the novel is radically different from previous works of the picaresque genre: Quevedo uses the conventions of the picaresque as a mere vehicle to show off his abilities with conceit and rhetoric, rather than to construct a satirical critique of Spanish Golden Age society.
Abrams has described as a "quasi-picaresque narrative". In order to understand the historical context that led to the development of these paradigmatic picaresque novels in Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries, it is essential to take into consideration the circumstances surrounding the lives of conversos, whose ancestors had been Jewish, and whose New Christian faith was subjected to close scrutiny and mistrust.
In GermanyGrimmelshausen wrote Simplicius Simplicissimusthe most important of non-Spanish picaresque novels. The triumph of Moll Flanders is more economic than moral. Works with some picaresque elements[ edit ] The autobiography of Benvenuto Celliniwritten in Florence beginning inalso has much in common with the picaresque.
The classic Chinese novel Journey to the West is considered to have considerable picaresque elements. Having been written init is contemporary with much of the above—but is unlikely to have been directly influenced by the European genre.
His earlier novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon recounts the rise and fall of an Irish arriviste conniving his way into the 18th century English aristocracy. Works influenced by the picaresque[ edit ] In the English -speaking world, the term "picaresque" has referred more to a literary technique or model than to the precise genre that the Spanish call picaresco.
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