Tuesday, 22 June 2004

III BA English - Appreciation of a Text: Short Story

III Hr: Appreciation of a Text:

A story has a beginning, a middle, and an end - but (as they say) not necessarily in that order! But what is a story?
The simplest form of story has:
  1. a premise
  2. development
  3. complication
  4. denouement (conclusion; often the twist in the tale).

Taught the aspects of Appreciation of a text - looking into/looking at/looking beyond a Text, with reference to an excerpt from a short story by R.K.Narayan

Expectations: Predictable, or are there unexpected elements?

Traditional: What is traditional, what is not?

Tone: Is it serious or not? (How can you tell?) (And where can you tell?)

Moral/characters/language/symbols/Function etc.

Function - is the author using the fable form to tell a different kind of a story? What is it really about, in your opinion? [to be contd in the next class...]

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