Tuesday, May 08, 2007

stylistic problems

Odd question, I know, but when writing about The Gentleman in my paper, should I refer to him as The Gentleman with the Thistle-Down Hair...or the gentleman with the thistle-down hair...or The Gentleman with the thistle-down hair...or The Gentleman...or the Gentleman...yada...yada...yada? Any suggestions? She normally keeps it all lowercase in the book, but for my paper I feel like it is hard to tell I'm actually talking about a character.

2 Comments:

Blogger Joel said...

I would say to use...

The Gentleman with the thistle-down hair

The capital G makes it more proper but the rest goes along with how it is in the book.

9:08 PM  
Blogger Nick Beadle said...

I'm introducing him as "The Gentleman with thistle-down hair" and subbing "The Gentleman" for every proper reference after that.

Good luck.

3:59 PM  

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