Literature Review Of Narrative: The History Of Literature

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Chapter II Literature review Narrative exists through the history of human beings, since the earliest time until such postmodern era,narrative formulation has enriched mankind’s life. In fact, narrative survives globally together with the culture. Take for example; children all over the world grow up with fables, legends, epics, short stories, even tales painted in stained glass, pictures, and pantomimes. Narratives for humans are very natural, every moment we have been dealing with many kinds of narratives. This is the most familiar, and in a way, considered normal literature for us, since we have grown with it. Narratives present a form of illusion and joy for the audience, so that unconsciously it can provoke us with hidden values. Rob Pope supports this idea by saying: "Narrative can be provisionally defined as telling stories, true or false, factual or fictional, in any medium. The term narration is sometimes reserved for the process of telling stories, as distinct from the product of the activity, the narrative proper. Such capacious definitions are handy because they encourage us to recognize as narratives and narrations all sorts of products and processes: from anecdotes and jokes to adverts and news stories, from short stories to blockbuster novels, from comic strips and cartoons to full-length feature films (and their sequels), from your most recent account of what happened yesterday (in conversation or diary) to full-blown printed histories, auto/biographies and

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