Sunday, November 18th, 2007
Susan’s link structure is interesting. In the following grab of the hypertext, “Sunday” and the two women of concern–Joyce and Anne–anchor the link, but Sunday Morning is guarded and thus untraversable until another space is hit, although I don’t know which and really don’t want to know, although I would like to continue because of the suggested relationship between Anne and her husband.
The link that joins the spaces is “mornings.” In Paths, mornings could form a bridge from character to character, plot point to plot point, if this were an aspect of the link structure concept.
Another element that binds the spaces here is the previously-mentioned relationship issue. Jeremy and Joyce, the husband and Anne. Jeremy’s stomach is in a pretty good spot but nevertheless he “hates” the life, while Anne may indeed be in a position much the same, but will the paths connect? I think the energy and this tension is made possible by the structure, the choice through which the author makes closure work for the reader who must be thinking: what’s up with Anne, what’s up with Jeremy?