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Caitlin Oliver Winter 1-28-08 Art Studio 1a TA: Kirsten Pisto “Fiction”: by Edward Branigan In this excerpt from “Narrative Comprehension and Film”, Edward Branigan works to define the difference between fiction and nonfiction, narrative and nonnarrative, true and false. He defines a nonnarrative as something that is straight-forward, specific, and organized, such as legal contracts, diagrams, dictionaries, etc. Branigan then contrasts nonnarratives to narratives which apply cause and effect, action, dramatization. Narratives not only organize and offer information; they concentrate on a deeper understanding and calculated presentation. Narratives can be used to blur and mix space
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Unformatted text preview: and time, to bring the future to the present. Branigan attempts to convince readers that the difference between fiction and nonfiction is not black and white. He claims that, although fiction is not a complete account of a real event, etc., it is not a lie. In order to understand fiction you must be able to apply your prior experiences and knowledge of the world to the story, and make a connection between what you know and what is symbolized in order to find a new truth. The falsity of fiction should be used to ignite deeper responses in readers; to inspire a search for truth within the fiction that applies to the readers and the world around them personally....
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