January 13 – Heart of Darkness. Agenda: Making Sense… Setting the Frame Hand-out books Journal Assignment Take out: HW Notes Pen/Pencil Highlighter. HW: Begin Journal Assignment Goals: Investigate how Conrad sets up a frame narrative
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A frame narrative or frame story: a story in which another story is enclosed or embedded as a ‘tale within the tale’, or which contains several such tales.
Prominent examples of frame narratives enclosing several tales are Boccaccio's Decameron (1353) and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (c. 1390), while some novels such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) and Emily Brontë'sWuthering Heights (1847) employ a narrative structure in which the main action is relayed at second hand through an enclosing frame story. (Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms)