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    In reading, towards a feminist narratology author begins by admitting that feminism and narratology would seem to be strange bed-fellows, the one being “impressionistic, evaluative and political” , the other being “scientific, descriptive and non ideological”. Indeed, no contemporary theory has exerted so little influence on feminist theory as formalist-structuralist narratology . Author posits that there are many reasons for this distrust of narratology on the part of feminism.First and foremost reason that is discussed is that the complex and alienating vocabulary of narratology, the distrust of binaristic thinking to which Structuralism is prone, the fact that “no work in the field of narratology has taken gender into account” , the…

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    semic code’, and ‘the symbolic code’ (Barry 49-50). Barthes’ structuralist codes signify distinct moments in a literary work that can affect the plot in its entirety, from action to themes in the plot. Barthes’ work predominantly balances with Genette in a way that allows the audience to understand that the framing of the way the writing is presented creates a effect on the narrative. Barthes’ codes identity a structure in the detailed writing style that allow the narrative to be more concise.…

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    accomplishing something along their way to the game’s ending, otherwise the player will most likely become bored. This is where character narration comes into play. Giving the situations/problems in game a character’s perspective adds a lot of depth to the story. A character’s point of view, whether they are playable or non-playable characters, persuades the player into seeing that game world a certain way. If a player has a specific perspective on the situations in game, they are more likely to…

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    functions belong to the narrator. The narrative function is of extreme importance in narration. When the story as a narrative, the narrative function becomes detached from the narrator. The narrator demonstrates a directing function when they hinder the narrative to comment or describe something involved in the text. The narrator may also address the reader directly to create or strengthen a connection between them. The narrator confirms the truths he tells in his story by referencing an event…

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    Gérard Genette is a French literary theorist who developed the theory of narrative, which is the telling of a set of events or a story. The most basic terms from narratology are as follows; order, duration, frequency, voice and mood. The narrative of a story is traditionally told in chronological order, as this is a way for the story to be easily understood by its readers. However, by changing the time-frame of the story, the author is also changing their readers ways of reading and…

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    In everyone’s life, there comes a time where you have to a make a choice and the decision you make could haunt you for the rest of your life. In, “The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant”, by W.D. Wetherell, the narrator does just that. The narrator, a teenage boy, has a crush on Shelia Mant, an older girl, and asks her on a date. On the way, the narrator finds out that Sheila thinks fishing is dumb, so he hides the fact that he has his fishing rod with a bass caught on the line. He must choose…

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    “Sonny’s Blues,” by James Baldwin, is a narrative exploring the relationship between Sonny and his older brother. After years of estrangement, Sonny and his brother attempt to resume a brotherly relationship. After watching a revival meeting occur on the street from the window of his home, Sonny’s brother accepts Sonny’s invitation to watch Sonny perform at a local venue. During Sonny’s performance, Sonny’s brother comes finally to understand Sonny. Baldwin’s central idea suggests that people…

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    The script PLOT POINT presents with an original and creative voice. The story combines psychological drama with an action thriller. There are several strong themes that are skillfully incorporated into the plot about freedom, second chances, and life choices. The script presents with a non-conventional structure in which two parallel stories are told. One is the protagonist’s “reality” and the other is the protagonist’s fantasy story. However, the script cleverly pulls both worlds together. The…

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    West Side Story Analysis

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    Released in 1961, West Side Story highlights the lives of two teenage street gangs in the Upper West Side of Manhattan: the Sharks and the Jets. Through the form of a musical, the movie explores their rivalry as well as the hate that can stem from racism and discrimination. Within this feud, two characters drive the events of the story, and as each part comes together, West Side Story reveals itself as a literary tragedy. A literary tragedy consists of five major structural parts, starting with…

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    Books and movies have been debated for years on which one is a better medium. There are multiple facts to support that books are better than movies. In fact, Paul Heavenridge states that “Neuroscientists at Emory University discovered that reading fiction can improve brain function on a variety of levels… They found that becoming engrossed in a novel enhances connectivity in the brain” (“Why Read? Reason” 3). Heavenridge is saying that reading books improves the brain in more ways than one.…

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