Narratology

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  • Symbolic Elements In The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich

    Many times in writing authors will use symbolism so they can convey different aspects to the reader. Symbolic elements in writing could be anything from an object, a color, or even a person. In the short story “The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich, there is a great deal of symbolism. The story is about two brothers of Native American descent who live on a reserve in North Dakota. The two brothers buy a Red Oldsmobile with the money they earned from their jobs and go on many adventures together…

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  • Foreshadowing In Liliana Hecker's The Stolen Party

    Warnings are key elements utilized by some authors in stories in order to engage the audience in continuing to read to the story. Furthermore, warnings can take form of key elements of plot such as foreshadowing and act as literary devices such as mood. The “Stolen Party” written by Liliana Hecker, uses foreshadowing to communicate Rosaura’s different status prior to the people invited to the party. The “Empty Amulet” written by Paul Bowles, uses mood to communicate Habiba’s encounter of…

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  • The Narrator In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    To correctly fully grasp and perceive a turn of events, one needs to view it’s whole record and history. Indeed, this is true in the terms of Mary Shelley’s work, Frankenstein, where there are three established narrators. Through each narrator, events within the novel are bridged which helps the reader precisely see each respective narrator’s point of view and dilemma, thus, providing a more clear picture to interpret overall. However, each narrative is naturally biased, but this helps in…

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  • A Humble Remonstrance Analysis

    Robert Louis Stevenson’s essay, ‘A Humble Remonstrance’, [2001, (1884] is a direct onslaught on, the ongoing debate on the nature and function of fiction initiated by two renowned authors Walter Besant and Henry James, whose essays both entitled ‘The Art of Fiction’ attempt to define the artistic side of fiction. Each author entering this discussion had differing views on the subject, and the crux of this debate was to define the laws of what constitutes the definition of ‘Realism’. This…

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  • Shadow Of A Doubt Film Analysis

    Paper 1 Describe the classical Hollywood narrative structure. Use examples from the film Shadow of a Doubt to illustrate the structure The Narrative structure of cinema has been ductile through history. Today we have a very wide spectrum of different plotlines and structures that directors and writers get to choose from; however, the classical Hollywood narrative structure stuck to one consistent narrative structure that follows a linear timeline through 3 basic steps: equilibrium, disruption,…

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  • Rhetorical Elements In O Brien's The Things They Carried

    O’Brien’s usage of rhetorical elements such as narration from different point of views (which is “made up” or exaggerated) and several rhetorical techniques provide support to the various arguments he makes in his work of The Things They Carried. The rhetorical mode of this book is mainly narration. It is made up of the viewpoints of several different characters and the story that follows. This “jumping” of several viewpoints is one of the things he argues about; and that is, the fact that…

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  • Bate Motel: The Narration In A Film

    The experiences you have while watching a film are very interesting. Typically within a film, you, the viewer, is presented with a problem or situation and it is up to you to come up with the solution. These situations may have good results or bad, but it is always up to the viewer to discover the solution. Discovering a solution is not always easy. Historian David Bordwell believes that the narration in a film cues and constrains its viewer .Directors always find ways to confuse a viewer by…

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  • Literary Techniques Used In Jackson And Jaff's The Lottery '

    William Sydney porter otherwise known as ‘O. Henry uses ‘surprise ending’ or the ‘twist in the tail’’ (Arun, Peruvalluti) he was the original twist writer and still is an inspiration today. Tale twister stories are the most enduring kind of narrative because the form relies on one thing, the reader’s belief that when that which was hidden is revealed, he/she will be given, order, shape and meaning to the narrative. But they are also effective because they make the reader feel like they have…

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  • Free Indirect Discourse In James Joyce's Dubliners

    James Joyce utilizes free indirect discourse throughout Dubliners. That is when he writes the characters and their attitudes and emotions influence the way the story is narrated. This adds a layer of complexity to the writing in which the reader better to fully understand the character and the changes taking place within them through a close following of the word choice and tone in the story. “Eveline” details an adolescent girl who must choose between staying home and going away with her lover,…

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  • Plot Structure In Paul's Case By Willa Cather

    The story “Paul’s Case”written by Willa Cather follows plot structure throughout the story. Incorporating plot structure into her story allows the audience to understand the main character and their development. Following the structure gives the reader a well developed story that has conflict, climax, and a resolution. The beginning of the story is focused on Paul and the trouble he is in at school. Paul is in trouble because he does not like school and this leads to him acting out and…

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