ENGB03: Lecture 3
Business & lecture exercise
Investigating plot: You & Your Inner Sleuth
The narrative Are
Constituent & supplementary
Vocal Lesson: Fabula & Szujet
Constructing the Chronicle
ALWAYS included a works cited (even the novel used)
If in same page, just used (Author, 3) only once = do not have to repeat throughout assignment
MLA (exception: only use separate page if necessary, okay to squeeze in to last page)
Title: You should aim for a unique, descriptive title (it will help you focalize what your essay is
Should be one unified idea
Dictionary, outside source, make sure to cite (OED)
MLA has no title page, header (includes name, student number, tutorial number)
Fred Vincy is in love with Mary Garth
He has no drive to have an occupation, but like to enjoy himself – cosigned with Mary’s dad – but
he (Fred) is unable to repay Mary’s Dad
Rosamund & Lydgate
flirting/courtship is semipublic Investigating Plot: You and Your Inner Sleuth
a “whodunit” novel is being obvious about it, but any narrative is always both helping you to and
hindering you from “solving” the story
at the end of the story, we get two kinds of “answers”:
answers at the level of expectations (about form)
answers at the level of questions (about plot)
the Narrative Art
Opening and Setting
Exposition – introduce conflict
Rising action (complication)
Midpoint climax (crisis)
Key Questions to ask
Who’s the protagonist?
What’s the conflict?
Who/what is the antagonist?
What’s the result? What has changed?
What kind of story is this?
What do I expect of it? Why?
Map (graph) the plot – what happens when? Does this arc look “normal” or not? Why not?
Constituent vs. Supplementary Elements