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Narrative

 

the text of an epic work with the exception of passages of direct speech; the part of the text recounting events and providing descriptions and commentary. The type of narrative depends on who observes the events and who evaluates them: the author, a narrator, or one of the characters. A narrative may be objective, without authorial commentary, as in Chekhov’s works of the 1890’s. In a subjective narrative, the author expresses his own emotions and judgments; an example is L. N. Tolstoy’s manner in the 1890’s, the period of Resurrection. Modern literature no longer has precise boundaries between these types and components of narrative.

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In this article, I will first look at the historical atlas and its potential as a narrative form.
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The recent flood he attributes to product differentiation for independent filmmakers; a generation familiar with experiments in storytelling, especially innovations motivated via "fantasy and science fiction" conventions; the technological innovation of VCRs and DVD players, which permit easy study of special clues directors leave for fans; the privileged flamboyant auteurs and art-film directors to whom contemporary moviemakers look for modeling; and narrative form as a productive site for competitive showing-off (72-75).
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Second--as mentioned earlier--students typically present their knowledge of the text in narrative form.
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