Essays about: "Narratology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 37 essays containing the word Narratology.

  1. 1. A Narratological Comparison of the Morals of Herbert West and Victor Frankenstein : Traces of Prometheus through Shelley towards Lovecraft

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : Erik Daniel Ocic Sundberg; [2017]
    Keywords : Lovecraft; Herbert West Reanimator; Narratology; 1920; Home Brew; Literature; English; Moral; Morals;

    Abstract : This essay explores the influence of contemporary values in two iterations of the Greek Prometheus myth and argues that the events portrayed in the two texts follow the structure of the myth and that the discourse in the texts shows traces of contemporary moral values. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) is used as a starting point, but the focus is on Howard Phillip Lovecraft’s “Herbert West: Reanimator” (1922) as a later iteration of the Prometheus myth. READ MORE

  2. 2. It's a Matter of Perspective: History, Fiction and Narrative in ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ by Philippa Gregory

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Emma Lundholm; [2017]
    Keywords : Philippa Gregory; ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’; History and Fiction; Narratology; New Historicism; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : This essay explores the relationship between ‘history’ and ‘fiction’ in Philippa Gregory’s historical novel The Other Boleyn Girl (2001). Taking a broadly New Historicist approach to that relationship, the essay examines how the fictional aspects of Gregory’s text are handled in relation to historical ‘fact’, how Gregory’s story illustrates the ways in which an historical novel can be used to address contemporary concerns, and how the choice of narrator plays a key role in both respects. READ MORE

  3. 3. Showcasing Humanity: An Analysis of Audience Engagement and Narrative on the Humans of New York blog

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för lingvistik

    Author : Johanna Lingaas Türk; [2016-11-16]
    Keywords : participatory culture; virality; audience engagement; new media narrative; social media;

    Abstract : This thesis explores audience engagement and virality in social media storytelling byinvestigating posts and post interactions of the blog Humans of New York on Facebook. Theaim is to understand what it is about these stories that engages the audience to interact andhow the stories are shaped by their medium. READ MORE

  4. 4. HANDING THE REINS TO THE TRICKSTER: A Narratological Analysis of the Construction of Reliability in Joanne M. Harris’ The Gospel of Loki

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Frida Andreasson; [2016-09-16]
    Keywords : Joanne M. Harris; Loki; Narratology; Reliability;

    Abstract : How can a reader believe anything the narrator says when the narrator is aninfamous trickster? The Gospel of Loki (2014) tells the Edda-stories from the Norse TricksterGod Loki’s viewpoint, providing a unique perspective on the Norse myths. For the presentedplot to be valid the narrator has to be trusted to tell the truth; he has to be a reliable narrator. READ MORE

  5. 5. "Let me Deal so Candidly with the Reader": A Study of the Unnatural Spaces and Narrators of Gulliver’s Travels and the Discworld

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska; Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Litteratur - Kultur – Media

    Author : Atli Sigurdsson; [2016]
    Keywords : Discworld; Gulliver s Travels; Terry Pratchett; Jonathan Swift; Fantasy; Narratology; Unnatural Narrative Theory; City Watch; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels and Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels set in Ankh-Morpork are similar enough that both can be treated as belonging to the subgenre of comic fantasy. The narratives foreground the fantastic, written to entertain and amuse its readers but also contain societal criticism in the form of satire or parody. READ MORE