Examining Media - the Prose of Eragon (Part 2/2)If you’re just joining us, the link to part one is in the description. Everyone else, we’ve got most of the prologue to get through, so let’s just get right down to it.
“One of the elves spoke quietly, but the Shade could not hear what was said. The lady answered with obvious authority, and her guards switched places. The one wearing the helm took the lead, shifting his spear to a readier grip. They passed the Shade’s hiding place and the first few Urgals without suspicion. “
Yes, I’d imagine that if the Shade couldn’t hear what was being said, the elves spoke quietly. But, it seems that the guards have switched places. Good move. Should have done that before charging onward, but better late than never. Unless it would give the Shade and the Urgals ample time to actually attack and catch them by surprise. Maybe they were planning on being ambushed from the back, but the context doesn’t really point to it. Maybe if the elven lady was
Examining Media - the Prose of Eragon (Part 1/2)My life is revolved around examining media - books, movies, television series, and video games. It’s fascinating to pick apart what doesn’t work and see what stands strong. In this new series, what I’m going to do is find things that I think can give an interesting learning experience. This usually means that they’re bad in some way - either they’ve failed to utilize their ideas; they’ve got flatly bizarre plotlines; their mechanics don’t make sense (in terms of video games); or they fall into strange themes that they fail to properly communicate.
We’re going to start simple - the book Eragon, written by Christopher Paolini. If you were in school in the mid-2000’s, your teachers probably piled this book onto you of what you could do when you put your mind to it. Those teachers are in the same league who use Alanis Morissette's “Ironic” to teach about the concept of irony (which happened no less than 3 times growing up).
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