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For Tuesday (12 Feb)

I’ve sent you the reading for Tuesday on narration (you’ll notice Telotte uses “narration” to refer to “the way the story is told/presented,” which is common among narrative theorists even though it’s pretty uncommon among regular folks to do the same).
As you read, consider the argument that using complex narration not only opens up possibilities of seeing characters and situations in new ways, but also creates a certain mood of uncertainty that can permeate a story in particular ways.  Why might one want to go through all the trouble of telling a story this way?  Isn’t it easier to just “tell it straight”?  If so, then what are these filmmakers trying to do with all this complexity and ambiguity?
See you Tuesday.

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