John Green's tumblr: On Having Figured Out the Twist

fishingboatproceeds:

“Why, for example, do the great writers use anticipation instead of surprise? Because surprise is merely an instrument of the unusual, whereas anticipation of a consequence enlarges our understanding of what is happening. Look at a point of land over which the sun is certain to rise, Coleridge…

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    ~*Does John’s affirmation about anticipation being better than surprise negate the value of TFiOS in this regard?*~...
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