I feel that entries can be made in any form needed e.g.
poems, letter form, formal, as if writing to a friend, a lover etc.
(Morning) I’ve become aware that I don’t remember much of the outside world. I hoped for the story to result in the reader to feel pity for the character but I’m uncertain whether I achieved in doing so as reading back on it, I feel more inclined to call the patient ‘mental.’ However, everyone has different opinions and I’m certain the story will create different emotions for different people.
The colour of the grass is called green but I cant put the colour to the name. This was inspired by Fowles who I feel tries to get the reader to focus on why the main character, Frederick Clegg, thinks the way he does and acts how he does.
I used this inspiration to form the basis of my story to show the reader what the narrator is truly feeling.
The diary entries Fowles writes from Miranda and Clegg make the overall story much more personal so the reader can be sympathetic, have pity or emphasize with the character.It also comes across as a means of escape for both the characters in ‘The Collector’ and in my short story ‘Denial’ as they spill out their emotions onto the piece of paper.There are a few differences from Fowles’ novel and my short story however.This form of composition is often used in the field of technical writing, where complex systems need to be clearly explained in a logical, orderly fashion.As such, process analyses can be very detailed and sometimes quite long.The narrator in my story is of similar vulnerability as they do not realize why they are in the institute, fairly unaware of their surroundings and no able to communicate with the other people there, not because he/she isn’t allowed to but because the narrator feels other people cannot be trusted.Because I only created a short extract of a story from one day in the life of this narrator I am portraying I was unable to develop many of the writing styles I took from Fowles further.For one, my story line is fairly unlike the one in ‘The Collector’ even though I used some of the same aspects.I wanted to use the themes of isolation and separation but with a different point of view so I chose to use the view of someone who feels they are isolated by choice, whereas, in fact this is false. (Afternoon) These four walls are proving to be my only source of comfort. To find out more, the reader has to piece together little details the character drops about their background. They were locked away, safe inside my head until the right person could pick them out one by one, but that never happened. I wanted to keep a mysterious side to the story regarding the narrator, hence why there is very little description of them, not even a name or gender.