Some underlying themes
loss/longing (for something that never
shock and trauma
roles and role-playing
truth, lies, censorship
books and reading
writing as self-nar
a global mental model of the
situations and events being recounted
The world we enter when we enter a
There is a God.
There is no God.
There is justice.
There is no justice.
The world is
Glossary: Narrative (James
narrative can be fruitfully understood as a
rhetorical act: somebody telling somebody else on
some occasion and for some purpose(s) that
something has happened.
Pride and Prejudice (I: 1)
It is a
Pride and Prejudice
Patterns and Structure
(discourse as opposed
Dancing in Austens Time
Social function of dancing combined with
match-making; individual & community
Codes and manners of social behaviour:
invitation, acceptance, dance patterns
focalization/focalisation how its being
free indirect discourse (FID); narrated
The relation between Elizabeth and
The relation between Elizabeths
conscious, subconscious, and acting
participant or an actor in a
not just say people?
speaking as people
Animals acting as animals
Objects (The Titanic and the Iceberg)
Cyborgs, robots, living particles