Embedded narrative

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An embedded narrative is a "story within a story," contained within a [[framing narrative]].
 
An embedded narrative is a "story within a story," contained within a [[framing narrative]].
 
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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
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Contained within a [[framing narrative]], an embedded narrative hinges contextually on the framing narrative, while typically becoming the bulk of the story itself.  In other words, the embedded narrative usually comprises the majority of the text, while the framing narrative  occupies just the first and last few pages.
  
 
== Examples ==
 
== Examples ==
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*Bronte, Emily. ''Wuthering Heights''.
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*Conrad, Joseph. ''Heart of Darkness''.
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*James, Henry. ''The Turn of the Screw''.
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*Kipling, Rudyard. "The Man Who Would be King."
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*Shakespeare, William. ''Romeo and Juliet''.
  
 
== Critical Debates ==
 
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== Related Terms ==
 
== Related Terms ==
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[[narrative]], [[framing narrative]], [[antinarrative]]
  
 
== References ==
 
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Bal, Mieke. ''Introduction to the Theory of Narrative''.
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Cohan, Steven and Linda M. Shires. ''Telling Stories''.

Latest revision as of 21:30, 14 September 2008

An embedded narrative is a "story within a story," contained within a framing narrative.

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[edit] Definition

Contained within a framing narrative, an embedded narrative hinges contextually on the framing narrative, while typically becoming the bulk of the story itself. In other words, the embedded narrative usually comprises the majority of the text, while the framing narrative occupies just the first and last few pages.

[edit] Examples

  • Bronte, Emily. Wuthering Heights.
  • Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness.
  • James, Henry. The Turn of the Screw.
  • Kipling, Rudyard. "The Man Who Would be King."
  • Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet.

[edit] Critical Debates

{is the term contested, challenged, defined differently, etc.?}

[edit] Related Terms

narrative, framing narrative, antinarrative

[edit] References

Bal, Mieke. Introduction to the Theory of Narrative.

Cohan, Steven and Linda M. Shires. Telling Stories.

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