Essays Tagged: "Narrative structure"

Breathless by Jean Luc Goddard. Unconventional narrative structures in New Wave French film.

rather than through event and action. Jean Luc Goddard's Breathless breaks away from conventions of narrative through the films structure, plot and subject matter. This is shown through the films loos ... h the films loose portrayal of action but with a greater focus on underlying ideas and concepts.The narrative structure of Breathless breaks away from conventional lines as it has only a vague directi ...

(6 pages) 97 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

A critical analysis of Orson Welles' masterpeice, "Citizen Kane."

ceCitizen Kane is widely hailed as the "great American film" and with good reason. From its complex narrative structure to pioneering photography to its incredibly rich use of sound, Welles' 1941 pict ...

(4 pages) 222 1 4.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley & "Obasan" bu Joy Kogawa

basan by Joy Kogawa, are both written by female authors. The novels use multiple tenses and similar narrative structure. Both stories deal with moral questioning and help us determine right from wrong ... ral questioning and help us determine right from wrong.Both stories use multiple tenses and similar narrative structure. The stories are told in flashback: partly by Victor (in Frankenstein) and Naomi ...

(2 pages) 48 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A definition of the codes and conventions presented within the typical horror film genres media texts with particular reference to movie posters

t posters concerned with films of the genre, many of the codes and conventions displayed within the narrative of the film are portrayed to an effect that will suggest important aspects of the film i.e ... s is important in informing the audience of what to expect of the film and give them an idea of the narrative structure or plot, which in itself is very inviting as we want to see why these particular ...

(1 pages) 5883 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" by Muriel Spark and "The Girls Of Slender".

he novels The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and The Girls Of Slender Means the author Muriel Spark uses narrative structure as a means of control over her events. Her technique is manipulated in an expert ... ovel, and she is in control, and ergo our assumptions can be incorrect.This is largely shown in the narrative structure. One of the twists in the structure is the frequent leaps into the future and, p ...

(6 pages) 49 1 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A close analysis of an extract from television text drawn from the sitcom genre: Friends, The One With All The Cheesecakes, Series 7 Episode 11.

mas and thanksgiving to be aired at the same time of year this has been done on friends.In terms of narrative structure the plot is organic as the audience appears to drop in on the everyday lives of ... ions in previous episodes but in this episode just the home is shown.Friends demonstrates classical narrative and an episodic nature. Within each show there will be a basic problem and destabilisation ...

(5 pages) 96 2 3.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

A Critical Analysis of Frances Kerr's Critical Analysis of the Great Gatsby titled, "Feeling "Half Feminine": Modernism and the Politics of Emotion in The Great Gatsby."

n-depth critical analysis of the Great Gatsby by Frances Kerr gives an interesting insight into the narrative structure of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, the psychology of its narrator, Nick ...

(1 pages) 58 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Basic Aspects of Literary Study

ential content and meaning of the work, and (2) Form, the manner inwhich it is expressed (including narrative structure, external style, inpoetry verse-form, and many related matters). This distinctio ... eciallydistinguishes the acted drama. It is, of course, one of the main things tobe desired in most narrative; though sometimes the effect sought may besomething different, as, for instance, in romanc ...

(12 pages) 114 1 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Edgar Allan Poe: Narrative Structure in "Ligeia"

Jenny MaguireEnglish- AmericasNarrative Structure Paper2/14/02Known for his flowing descriptive and gothic style, Edgar Allan Poe ... or his flowing descriptive and gothic style, Edgar Allan Poe does not appear to develop any obvious narrative structure in his work. His short stories are generally identified with the gloomy, desolat ... gical events combined with the wandering thoughts from the eccentric mind of the narrator. However, narrative structure lies beyond the simple storyline of plot and can be revealed within many other e ...

(7 pages) 39 0 4.6 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Life Comes Before Death: Narative Structure Essay on "The School" by Donald Barthelme

s written in a conversational tone, but it flows smoothly throughout. It has a unique, contemporary narrative structure, and through this way of writing, the reader realizes this story is not about de ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Hollywood

While film narrative can be viewed as a number of cause-and-effect links, it may also be perceived in terms of ... terms of larger structures incorporating the entire film. Bordwell et al. (1997) sees the start of narrative as a point of stable equilibrium, in which the forces of order and disorder are in balance ... as to whether she will stay in Britain, Anna replied 'indefinitely'. Thus, with her statement, the narrative of the film ended as any Classical Hollywood film would end - with a happy ending (Bordwell et al., 1997)

(1 pages) 19 0 2.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The novel Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus was written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. This was the highlight of her work.

resting functions to the story as a whole. Shelley uses this frame story to create a very important narrative structure. The novel is filled with several different kinds of texts such as; letters, not ... in which Shelley uses to help unfold the ghostly and haunting story of Frankenstein and provide the narrative structure she wishes to convey.The novel takes place in the 1700's and starts with Walton' ...

(8 pages) 45 1 4.4 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays

TITLE: The Classic Art house genre, "Contempt". The professor wrote nothing but, "excellent" and the bottom of the page.

hat, "art cinema defines itself explicity againt classic Hollywood cinema practices, in the area of narrative structure, and cinematic style,." In the film, Contempt (1963), directed by Jean Luc Godar ... rd, Bordwells claims provide an interesting scope through which to watch the film. In the film, the narrative structure, and cinematic style defy classic Hollywood cinema practices. Contempt uses uniq ...

(2 pages) 53 0 4.4 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

Monstrosity and Frankenstein

wards monstrosity in this way by using several techniques. These techniques include the three level narrative structure, which is linked with the personalities and experiences of the characters, symbo ... ties and experiences of the characters, symbolism and imagery and tone/word choice. The three level narrative structure offers us a greater range of perspectives rather than just one, providing us wit ...

(4 pages) 65 1 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Cloudstreet" by Tim Winton.

prehensively in the closure of the text. Using particular techniques of characterisation, theme and narrative structure, these values and attitudes are made evident in the exposition of the text, wher ... the family bad things tend to happen, conflict arises and no one is happy. For example an important narrative element in Cloudstreet is when Quick runs away from home. Winton describes his lifestyle i ...

(7 pages) 62 0 3.7 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Transformation of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" to the Film "Ten Things I Hate About You".

s were written in different contexts, they have different means of production, but follow a similar narrative structure. Shakespeare uses Narrative Techniques to shape and convey meaning while Gill Ju ...

(4 pages) 24 0 4.3 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"To Kill a Mockingbird": How does Lee's narrative structure contribute to the impact of the novel on the reader?

entures with Boo Radley, while the other is about Atticus Finch and his fight for Tom Robinson. The narrative structure employed by Harper Lee is both interesting and effective and contributes greatly ... ity of the children, and the system of social prejudice that exists.Harper Lee also uses her unique narrative structure in order to emphasise and explain the themes and symbolism she uses in her novel ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Causes and Consequences of Rebellion: "Mercy Among the Children" by David Adams Richards

f "Mercy Among the Children" by David Adams Richards. The author uses the devices of point of view, narrative structure and characterization to explain the narrator and the main character Lyle's strug ... s loss of innocence and then how he regrets it at the end about what he has done. It also shows how narrative structure plays a big role in forcing him to move from stage to another, from Mercy to Red ...

(5 pages) 13 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis of the film "Speed", through looking at story vs. plot, range of narration, depth of narration, and narrative structure. Including Bibliography.

ss two or more of the following issues: story vs. plot, range of narration, depth of narration, and narrative structure. In addition, pay attention to the film's stylistic choices, and how they relate ... ion, pay attention to the film's stylistic choices, and how they relate to formal strategies in the narrative and narration.The film "Speed", starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock is classed as a f ...

(5 pages) 36 0 4.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Compare and contrast the Frankenstein novel and Coleridge's rime of the ancient mariner in terms of narrative voice, theme and literary techniques

Coleridge's " The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere" is reflected in Shelly's "Frankenstein" in terms of narrative structure, themes and literary techniques. This essay will compare and contrast the "Frank ... sed.In the "Frankenstein" passage, Victor's creation, the creature, is the narrator. Here, a framed narrative is presented by the creature to allow his side of the story to be heard as he attempts to ...

(6 pages) 66 0 3.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature