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Blog #27
November 15, 2011, 11:21 pm
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Exposition: the hyponarrative provides information about events that lie outside the primary action line of the matrix narrative (specifically, events that occurred in the past)(Jahn N2.4.6). For this straight-forward quotation from Jahn I would like to offer two possible points in which exposition would work in Atomik Aztex. Both the narratives provide information about events that lie outside the primary action line of the narrative, and comment and provide information about factual or semi-factual information from the past. The hyponarrative of the meat packing plant provides information the maltreatment of the Mexican or Aztec societies, that they were and still are being used to do horrible disgusting jobs for low wages to support their families, this also works as a social commentary of what is going on in real meat packing plants historically and in the past. In Atomik Aztex it is difficult to tell which narrative is the hyponarrative and which narrative is the matrix narrative considering Zenzontli is in both of them. In the alternate reality where Zenzontli is a warrior information about events that lie outside the primary action line are also present because he talks about the stupider reality where the Aztecs were slaughtered and exterminated. This alternate reality is also a commentary on the treatment of the Aztec peoples because for the Aztecs to be rebelling their colonization or ripping out the hearts of Russians there would have had to be some reason for the Aztecs to go after them in the first place. In his expositions in his alternate realities Foster is both commenting on society and providing information that happened before his story.

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