Thursday, December 10, 2015

Ll: Leitmotif

 Leitmotif Defined: a recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition, associated with a particular person, idea, or situation.

Cocktail Party Banter: What was the leitmotif of the book "Brother Karamazov" by Dostoevsky

Literary Context: The vigor, charm, and grostesquery of Southern evangelicalism are familiar to us all by now, and for Theroux they provide a true leitmotif. 
Jan Morris ""Deep South" by Paul Theroux - review" The Spectator 15 12/19/26 December.

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Audio Visual:
Everytime Darth Vadar appears we hear a part of the imperial march, this is a Leitmotif for the character.