Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Romantic, Dead Adolescence

I just finished reading the introduction to Orson Scott Card's Speaker for the Dead, the author's definitive edition.

He brought up the Romance genre. He said that the main characters of the "old school" romance are adolescents, seeking after identity and adventure but without the responsibility of adulthood. It makes sense, but I still have some more to learn about the genre. . ..

For instance, how do academics make the connection between utopia and romance?

5 comments:

Shaw Israel Izikson said...

how can academics make that connection?? I thought all of academia was based on logic, and believe me, logic has nothing to do with love

The_Lex said...

I think has been ignoring the links I've made for the term 'Romance' and explanations I've made about 'Romance' all around the 'net.

Why don't you take some time to read up on 'Scientific Romance' and 'Medieval Romance.'

You might learn something.

Shaw Israel Izikson said...

there is no such thing as a scientific romance!!

The_Lex said...

I can't tell if you're leading me into some kind of trap here, man, but PLEASE, go to these Webpages and read the entries:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_romance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romance_%28genre%29

Thank you.

Shaw Israel Izikson said...

oh come on! You actually trust wikipedia?!?!

For LOVE???!