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    a typical or atypical narrative

    I'm doing a reflections chapter in a writing class. My problem is rying to find the difference between atypical and a typical narrative writing. Can you help me?

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    Re: a typical or atypical narrative

    They're opposites- a typical narrative tells the story in a way we're all familiar with- tales beginning with 'Once upon a time' generally end with them all living happily ever after. If something is atypical, it doesn't follow the normal pattern.

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    Re: a typical or atypical narrative

    A number of words are like this - moral/amoral (=without morality, different from immoral), pathetic/apathetic (which have come to have meanings that are almost unrelated)....

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    Re: a typical or atypical narrative

    After Joyce, Faulkner and Woolfe, not to mention Cervantes and Marivaux, it may not be an easy question to answer any more.

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    Re: a typical or atypical narrative

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    After Joyce, Faulkner and Woolfe, not to mention Cervantes and Marivaux, it may not be an easy question to answer any more.
    And there's always Jean-Luc Godard's A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end... but not necessarily in that order.

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