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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The curtains represent the color of the author's ball sack because of the sexual frustration he is having

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#8 - kievaughnb (05/04/2013) [+] (1 reply)
#24 - howaboutnsfw (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) [+] (1 reply)
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#14 - poopygoldfart (05/04/2013) [+] (4 replies)
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 #12 - thedarkestrogue (05/04/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I am writer. I can confirm this.
#54 - anonymous (05/04/2013) [+] (1 reply)
What the author meant: The curtains were ******* blue.
#55 to #54 - faroeseguy (05/04/2013) [-]
is this like the youtube mentality, where you repeat what was in the content?
User avatar #20 - dapape (05/04/2013) [+] (1 reply)
If the author went out of their way to describe curtains I'm sure the English teacher is onto something.
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.
#2 - aweswes (05/04/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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.
#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 (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.
User avatar #9 - GmCity ONLINE (05/04/2013) [-]
I was the curtains, I can confirm this.
#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.
#36 - chasis (05/04/2013) [-]
MFW I'm training to be an English teacher...
#22 - demjimmies (05/04/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Honestly I really hate when the teacher is like "the book can be looked at in any interpretation"

******** , the author wrote it with the intent of sending a certain story, message, or idea with the use of symbols. I couldn't give a **** what I think it means, or what the teacher thinks it means, no i want what the author thinks it means.

The author's opinion only counts because the author wrote it, he is the creator and knows 100% why this is here and whatnot.
#5 - anonymous (05/04/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I get that obviously text it written for a reason, but people need to understand that something could just be written to help the reader form a visual setting for the characters. Every bit of test doesn't have to represent something;that's what people should keep in mind. Is knowing that the curtains are blue somewhat useful information? Sure. Did it MEAN something? Probably not.
#6 to #5 - obligatoryusername (05/04/2013) [-]
I think that's the best part of books. Many of the between the line details are up to reader. So interpretations of them can be varied thus provoking thoughts and discussions. Also, it is interesting to come back to a book after sometime to see how your world views may have affected your interpretation of the book.
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