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  • Understanding A Photograph By John Berger

    picture solely preserves a single moment in time, and while they often act to tell a story, the medium cannot be fully interpreted without knowing the story that surrounds it. Although there is a definite connection between a photograph and the narrative that corresponds with it, the photo is only a visual aid for the story; it does not tell us everything like the written piece does. I agree with Berger’s argument that photographs can shape the written story that is told about a single character…

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  • Eliduc Short Story Analysis

    regardless of how many different modern fictional narratives there are, they all posses certain elements that make them “short stories.” In Marie de France’s Breton lay (or poetic narrative), “Eliduc,” a knight named Eliduc has his fidelity challenged by a princess that he meets in his journey away from his wife. Though this piece of literature was originally written as a mere poem, it possesses some elements that are common to modern day fictional narratives. Though this Breton lay lacks some…

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  • Swami Svadhu Analysis

    The key to understanding Narayan’s intent behind this book lies in the subtitle itself. By using the word ‘narrative’ instead of ‘lore’ or ‘tales’, Narayan at once emphasizes the inherent dynamism within this book and subtly hints at her own research interests as that of a cultural anthropologist and ethnographer. While the latter refers to a body of traditions and knowledge held by a particular group, typically passed around by word of mouth; the former is defined as the practice or art of…

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  • Every Day The Same Dream Game Analysis

    The game Every Day the Same Dream is an artistically narrative game by Molleindustria. Although the narration may not be the game’s strongest point, it still plays a significant role in the representation of the game. One of the strong qualities of video games is the ability to give players the power and freedom to affect the story by making intriguing choices. In many of the games, the decisions a player makes could affect the ending in many ways such as providing a different cut-scene compared…

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  • The Ultimate Experience Machine Analysis

    self, but also show why a life consisting only of mental states is missing a few things such as: the construction of a strong personal narrative, a meaningful life, and the temporality of…

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  • The Great Gatsby Modernism Analysis

    modernists used personal narrations and abstract characters to express their own ideological views and personal struggles. Moreover, the characteristics of modernist narratives are littered throughout with an emphasis on symbolisms, the distorted perception of time, a subjective narrator and paralleled connections between how the narrative is read and the connections drawn to the socio-economic climate of the period. Further,…

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  • Sink Or Swim Analysis

    film by Su Friedrich focusing on her family dynamics during her childhood. Using the basic narrative structure of film, consisting of a narrated character “arc”, metaphorical exposition, idiosyncratic complications, climax, and resolution, it develops its own conventions that can be compared to that of a Hollywood-style narrative. The visuals and narrative voiceover are able to create a coherent narrative despite having an episodic nature of 26 chapters in a reverse A-Z order. Although the film…

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  • Half Of A Yellow Sun Literary Analysis

    This style of narrative is essentially the “story within a story” (Narrative Theory and the Eraly Novel, n.d.). The story is depicted by a character within the text “who shares” with the other characters of the novel, “a narrative of his or her own” (Narrative Theory and the Eraly Novel, n.d.). It can be argued that Half of a Yellow Sun does uses a metadiegetic narrative as “Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie views the use of a clever…

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  • Life Of Pi Rhetorical Analysis

    amount throughout his travels and learns many lessons along the way. His travels are expressed through the format of storytelling, which its importance also a major theme. Both Pi and the author are characters that are vital in this format. This narrative structure serves the purpose of expressing the major theme of storytelling and its importance in “Life Of Pi” by Yann Martel. “Life Of Pi” is told from both Pi and the author’s (who is writing a book on Pi’s life) perspectives. Pi…

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  • Theme Of Irony In Atonement

    device, an act of speech and a textual effect produced when “the said and the unsaid together make up the third meaning – the ironic meaning,” (Linda Hutcheon, 1994: 60). Various types of irony can be observed in Atonement due to its the complex narrative perspectives and its nature i.e. a metafiction. However, the focus in this study will be on the most noticeable type that is verbal irony. which reflects on the protagonists’ interpersonal relationships, their attitudes towards each other. The…

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