Nevertheless, Jason's section is generally well translated throughout, indubitably due to the modal proximity between this discourse and the frequently emphatic and assertive modes of Serbo-Croatian communication: the section is fluid, energetic, and helpfully gesticulative
49) The eloquent impulse of opera serves as mirror, then, for the melodramatic, gesticulative qualities of James's prose.
In a sense, his conception mirrors the gesticulative qualities of James's prose: both writers acknowledge and exploit what Brooks (discussing James) calls "the irrecoverable gap between the plane of representation and the plane of signification [whereby] the former cannot necessarily be made perfectly to embody the latter.
What this passage indicates is that the subject of elocution--the orator who represents the "happy coincidence of vocal, enunciative and gesticulative
expression" (Trident of Albion 5)--also embodies a kind of communicative integrity evident in the faithful evocation of affect, intention and meaning.
In the midst of his wildly gesticulative
critique of the olive oil display, I could feel his eyes burning a hole into my novice cheese-wrapping hands.