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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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As narratively constructed selves that circulate among readers, or are transmitted from storytellers to storylisteners in an infinite chain of retellings, fictional characters can become so deeply ingrained in a culture as to be retold in a variety of versions and media (think of Oedipus, Hamlet, or Don Juan), attaining something akin to immortality in Dennett's sense.
Furthermore, the narratively hidden truth of deliberately targeting civilians, (5) is counterproductive to establishing a "moderate" Palestinian state since it radicalizes its victims.
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In this sketch, and in others, Hemingway takes pains to distance himself, narratively and psychologically, from the wound that he himself suffered: "What all of these transformations conceal is a first-person protagonist drawn from Hemingway's own experience who admits to fear or betrayal and humiliation.
This adds a critical and often-overlooked dimension to our understanding of how these life stories functioned narratively and didactically.
Both narratively and visually, Brokeback Mountain is a tragedy about the specifically gay phenomenon of the "closet"--about the disastrous emotional and moral consequences of erotic self-repression and of the social intolerance that first causes and then exacerbates it.
In a classic style and with a particularly vivid depiction of memorable characters, The Jasmine Isle narratively embodies the truths and barriers of women and men as set by society's predetermined constructs.
Since identity is "narratively constructed," the damage it sustains through oppressive stories of the self can be narratively repaired through counterstories.
This guide introduces the concepts behind the Rails MVC framework for developing web applications, examines most of its modules and methods, either by example or narratively in the text, and walks through the creation of a simple online store.
By breaking with the convention, women have influenced men to also dance slowly and narratively.
Narratively daring, with several rather unexpected turns (which, in some ways, play off the controlling image), Water begins by focusing on Chulia, and our first interactions with the denizens of the ashram are presented largely through her eyes.