The curtains were blue. The curtains represent the color of the author's ball sack because of the sexual frustration he is having. a book about blue Balls
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#42 to #8 - potatotrousers (05/04/2013) [-]
you won all my internets
#24 - howaboutnsfw ONLINE (05/04/2013) [-]
But why did he make the author's side of the venn diagram blue? And why the teacher's side red? Lets take a moment to discuss this, class.
#23 - majormoron (05/04/2013) [-]
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#14 - poopygoldfart (05/04/2013) [-]
Story time
>be 17
>german lesson (I live in germany)
>we're just dealing with kafka the process and reached approx. the middle of the book
>teacher: who's good at drawing?
>everyone in class goes like: anon is !
> ************ .jpeg
>have to draw a picture for every chapter we've dealt with so far and summ up the most important stuff in only one picture
>didntread.jpeg
>do so and just randomly pick and draw scenes from it
>fast foward 4 days
>nervous as **** teacher wants to show pictures to class
> teacher spends an hour saying what I wanted to express with the picture and extracting every little ******* detail on the pic (color of things, which perspective I used, size of things)
>"right anon?"
>mfw ....
User avatar #18 to #14 - mightypower (05/04/2013) [-]
I just finished reading Kafka in Uni and now I have a 3000 word essay on it due Wednesday. Ich bin gl├╝cklich
#43 to #18 - poopygoldfart (05/04/2013) [-]
That's pretty cool for you son ... I got 99 Problems but Kafka ain't one
That's pretty cool for you son ... I got 99 Problems but Kafka ain't one
User avatar #59 to #43 - mightypower (05/04/2013) [-]
Thanks bro
User avatar #38 to #14 - BubsyB (05/04/2013) [-]
I always have that with art, draw random **** that I think would be cool to draw and teacher yammers about the emotions of it and the abstract factor and I just sit there nodding my head thinking she's ******* insane.
#4 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
When it comes to writing, waste not want not; authors are very precise in picking their words. If a passage lacks any authorial vision, like a passage merely denoting blue curtains, it will usually be cut in the revision stage. Should it remain in the final text, then those blue curtains ****** mean something, even if it is only as simple as the author trying craft the perfect visual in the readers head. Little to nothing in literature is as mundane as this describes--if text writing was so straight-forward, it wouldn't be fun for authors to write.
User avatar #21 to #4 - ganondork (05/04/2013) [-]
Reminds of a quote by Dutch writer Willem Frederik Hermans, who stated that in a novel "not a sparrow can fall off the roof without having some importance for the story".
User avatar #25 to #4 - organiclead ONLINE (05/04/2013) [-]
Unless we're talking about the passes from the days when authors were payed by the word. Then it's most likely filler to get their bread and butter.
User avatar #12 - thedarkestrogue (05/04/2013) [-]
I am writer. I can confirm this.
#15 to #12 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
Well then you're probably not a very good one.
User avatar #32 to #15 - thedarkestrogue (05/04/2013) [-]
Never said I was.
User avatar #20 - dapape (05/04/2013) [-]
If the author went out of their way to describe curtains I'm sure the English teacher is onto something.
User avatar #30 to #20 - mylazy (05/04/2013) [-]
I am writing a book now, and I can personally attest to the fact that half the descriptions I write are just so that the person can visualize what he is reading. Granted it has taken me half a year to get 4,000 words written, so I obviously am not very good at this.
User avatar #13 - randomserb (05/04/2013) [-]
What the author meant doesn't really matter all that much as long as your own interpretation satisfies you.
#58 - Wumbologist (05/04/2013) [-]
Ok, I've seen this picture a lot, and I've been in a high school English class, so I definitely know where this post is coming from, but in poetry and literature, the author never just writes "fluff," or just a needless detail without a reason behind it. Colors are especially important to symbolism, especially such colors as red and blue, which respectively represent passion and calm. So, yes, while sometimes English teachers can dive a bit much into a work of literature, the author doesn't tell you things about the setting just for 			*****		 and giggles.   
   
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Ok, I've seen this picture a lot, and I've been in a high school English class, so I definitely know where this post is coming from, but in poetry and literature, the author never just writes "fluff," or just a needless detail without a reason behind it. Colors are especially important to symbolism, especially such colors as red and blue, which respectively represent passion and calm. So, yes, while sometimes English teachers can dive a bit much into a work of literature, the author doesn't tell you things about the setting just for ***** and giggles.

funny gif so I don't get thumbed down for having an opinion
#40 - demjimmies (05/04/2013) [-]
Give your personal interpretation.    
   
Fail.
Give your personal interpretation.

Fail.
#31 - howaboutnsfw ONLINE (05/04/2013) [-]
Lets put this in perspective that is easier understandable for modern society.

When you watch a movie, almost everything that they put into the movie is done so intentionally. Every scene, every line spoken, every character, every costume, et cetera.
This may not work for curtains in movies because sometimes they have to work with what they're given but nonetheless the idea is the same.

When an author writes about the curtains, they are doing so because it holds meaning. And if it didn't then it would be quickly removed by the editor or replaced by something with more meaning to it.

If you don't believe me watch a movie you've seen before and pay attention to the little things you have overlooked before. Sometimes you can figure out the ending about halfway through the movie, or at least parts of it.
#2 - aweswes (05/04/2013) [-]
Nope.

Why would the author write that the curtains were blue for no real reason? If he's giving information about the setting so that readers can better picture what's going on, then I'll agree with you. However, it's such a specific detail that it has to mean more than just the literal, otherwise it's a worthless sentence.

Don't believe me? Read any - and I mean any - authors' criticism of their own work. There's reason for such detail.
#3 to #2 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
fasle
User avatar #9 - GmCity (05/04/2013) [-]
I was the curtains, I can confirm this.
User avatar #57 - lemonjelloss (05/04/2013) [-]
As a college student with an english minor, it often goes like:

>What the author meant
>What the pretentious English majors think the author meant
User avatar #56 - ilovetocuddle (05/04/2013) [-]
My buddies an English teacher, and they changed his curriculum to an extreme amount of writing, and now 1/3 of the school is failing and teachers are stuck grading 24/7.
**** being a teacher.
User avatar #53 - AnomynousUser ONLINE (05/04/2013) [-]
Apparently, my English teacher was going on about how the Walking Dead was all metaphoric for how socialist societies can work because of the lack of currency among the remaining living people and how they all worked together to get what they wanted.


I think I've been taught by a retard for the past year...
#52 - jamesrustler (05/04/2013) [-]
It's funny because we had this exact discussion in my English class.

English teachers claim it's for analytical skills and perceptive observation and understanding of how meaning can be conveyed through metaphors and other techniques, but when you think about it there are few contexts in which this can actually be put to good use. Sure, some books offer this intense level of depth but it's rare, and the only other area in which this is is actually worthwhile is English itself.

It's almost like Latin, interesting and useful in some areas (ignoring the historical element), but only useful in modern life if you're teaching it.
#41 - babbylicious (05/04/2013) [-]
STEM master race roll call
STEM master race roll call
#39 - emiyasama (05/04/2013) [-]
Wheel of Time: Rand has red(ginger) hair. This obviously foreshadows that he has no soul, and thus he needs to acquire one. GGWP Jordan.
User avatar #37 - BubsyB (05/04/2013) [-]
I laughed more at the description than the content, thumb for you OP.
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