The muse learns to write pt 3

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" Partnership between oral and written, acoustic and visual, ear and eye, still remains intimate, with the eye as yet a junior partner."  (Havelock pg. 103)

       Havelocks explains the simliarity between the two (speech/written) by expressing that the two both rely on the intimate connection that occur within the writer and or speaker. Both call upon personal reflection, whether it demands it audience visually or acoustically. Both forms draw the attention of its audience by attempting to relate or transform the views and expression of others.

" This had freed the composer to choose subjects for a discourse which were not necessarily agents, that is, persons" ( Havelock pg. 101).

    Here Havelocks seems to express the power of writing. By seperating the intended audience, the writer is free to approach any topic, wihtout worry of the intential reactions. Becuase of this, abstract thoughts were able to bring about change in congitive thought. The writer didnt have to worry abouts subjects as much as the subject. Ideas over audience reaction. 

 

http://jerz.setonhill.edu/EL336/2008/02/12/

 

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