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EL 266 Foster-Repetitiveness

"Here's what I think we do: we want strangeness in our stories, but we want familiarity, too." (Foster) 63.

Strangeness in our stories leads the reader into the imagination. Creating worlds and characters that have never been read about before.
That, I feel, breaks up the monotony. Repetitiveness only makes me, the reader, bored and want to put the book down, and possibly find another one that stimulates me.
If one is famaliarized with a story, then it makes it much easier to realize what one is getting into.
All of these characteristics combined make a book worth picking up. Yes, Star Wars was not something new, but yet it was inventive for the time, just as well as Harry Potter.
It brought the old and combined it with something new and familiarized.

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