Story and discourse in the analysis of narrative

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Story and Discourse: Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film by Seymour Chatman

Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film. For the specialist in the study of narrative structure, this is a solid and very perceptive exploration of the issues salient to the telling of a story-whatever the medium. Chatman, whose approach here is at once dualist and structuralist, divides his subject into the what of the narrative (Story) and the way(Discourse)... Chatmans command of his material is impressive.
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The Metaphysics of "Narrative Structure"

story (What is told?) narrative. discourse (How is it told?) For analysis, these two levels need to be further subdivided. Story. The story consists of events (things.
Seymour Chatman


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These terms refer, then, to the basic structure of all narrative form. Story refers, in most cases, only to what has to be reconstructed from a narrative; the chronological sequence of events as they actually occurred in the time-space or diegetic universe of the narrative being read. The closest a film narrative ever comes to pure story is in what is termed " real time. One example occurs at the end of the Odyssey Book XXIII, pages ; Odysseus here presents the story of his adventures to Penelope in almost pure "story" form, that is, in the chronological order of occurence. Stories are rarely recounted in this fashion, however. So, for example, when the Odyssey actually begins, we do not find ourselves at the chronological start of the story but in medias res , when Odysseus is about to be freed from the isle of Calypso which actually occurs nearly at the end of the chronological story which Odysseus relates to Penelope on p.

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