Telling Stories

*Telling stories: Narrative use *in the language of fiction
We can find narration in many literary discourses, like fiction, film, drama, music work, etc. In fictions, narrative is telling a story. And also, just like Ann Banfield said that: “Narrative style is thus the product of the interaction of grammar and writing.” ( Banfield, 2000) How does narrative tell a story? And how does narrative use in the language of fiction? I generally give discussions on third-person narration, metaphor and whole literary text in relating with novels and articles.
In the frame work of a novel, author is telling a story actually. But sometimes reader is brought into a role play when they go though the plots. Commonly the authors use first-person narration and the third-person narration. Just as Ann Banfield demonstrated that: “A point of view is expressed, but, given its third person form, the logic of the communication hypothesis forces one to conclude that someone else tells it. This speaker is conveniently dubbed the “narrator,” bringing with him, as the logic of this position also requires, a second point of view.” (Banfield, 2000) This third-person narrative can easily bring readers to enter the minds of characters. For instance, in the novel “Sour sweet”, it is easy to find examples: “… but she knew she had loved him for that strange, quiet doggedness of his, his… Lily looked for the word which would …(Mo, 1999, p. 274) Narrator changes from the author to “Lily” and reader can feel the struggles of Lily’s inner heart and her deeply love.
We can find examples in Mrs._ Dalloway_ as well, in the beginning of 3rd paragraph “What a lark! What a plunge! For so it had always seemed to her when, with a little squeak of hinges, which she could hear now, she had burst open the French windows and plunged at Bourton into the open air. ……” (Woof, 2008)
Before the first two sentences, there is not a statement expressing that the character is speaking. But these two...