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Rachel Stapleton

ENGB03Lecture 2 May 12 2014Time and Order Narrativenarrative works as action not as facts or statements ie My dog has fleasfact A flea bit my dognarrativewe tell stories in order to remember thingsRoland Barthes a French theorist who listed all the types of narratives knownlies can be considered a narrative and an interest oneswe are telling storieschildren can listen to a narrative over and over againnarro narrarelatin for narrativegnarus g is silentGreek was converted into latinto understand time we use narrativetime is an invention we use to make sense of daily life ie clocks watches sun moon seasonsarbitrary modes of timewe characterize these modes ie the myth of Hades and Persephone used to explain why fall turns into winter and then into spring spring is sometimes visualized as a young maidenOrderevents are positioned in timeand events are positioned in relation to each otherthe order of events must have continuity ie Many years later as he faced the firing squad Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father t
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