EL4221: Narrative Structures
Topic 2: Readings & Links

Topic and Readings & Links
2) Beginnings & ends of narrative

Main reading
:
NT
: Chapter 2: Beginnings and Ends

Print readings
:
See those for topic 1.

Further readings & Links
:
For this topic, you may find that many of the basic readings found on the Internet are also relevant for the topic on narrative production.

Basic
:
End Thoughts by Alicia Rasley (1997)
How to Handle the Beginnings and Endings of Your Stories by Chris King
The Ending of The Lord of the Rings (Sparknotes)
Putting Endings First by Chip Scanlan Poynteronline (16 June 2004)

More advanced
:
Beginning and Ending a Hyperbook: Possibilities for Authors by Christopher Keep et al.
Closure in The Third Man: on the dynamics of an unhappy ending Richard Raskin P.O.V. 2 (Nov 1996)
Endings are a catharsis. They give meaning to what comes before, and change us from the way we were by Steven Winn San Francisco Chronicle January 1, 2005
The Endings of Dickens' Great Expectations (Victorian Web)
The Ending of Great Expectations by Lilia Melani
Great beginnings - and endings. Made by Orson Welles by Edvin Kau P.O.V. 2 (Nov 1996)
How are Film Endings Shaped by Their Socio-Historical Context? (part I) by Catalin Brylla Image & Narrative 8 (May 2004)
How are Film Endings Shaped by Their Socio-Historical Context? (part II) by Catalin Brylla Image & Narrative 9 (Oct 2004)
A Note on Closure in Truffaut's Les 400 Coups by Richard Raskin P.O.V. 2 (Nov 1996)
And so the story begins... An analysis of selected opening shots and scenes by Nikolaj Feifer P.O.V. 18 (Dec 2004)



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