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On Narrative Techniques in a Passage to India

Author ZhangWenMing
Tutor FuJun
School Nanjing Normal University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords India trip Focus Free indirect discourse Psychological Realism Irony
Type Master's thesis
Year 2007
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Edward Morgan Forster is a British tradition and modern two factors both in the 20th century novelist, literary theorist , and essayist . Rich connotation of his masterpiece, \This paper begins with a brief introduction ideas and novel theories of Foster 's life and representative works its liberal humanism , and do a brief review of domestic and foreign research about the trip to India \Genette and Barr 's narrative , theory relying on the second chapter , \Foster is still used in the novel focused narrative ( traditional omniscient narrative ) , but the omniscience type narrator no longer occupies a godlike authority position , he reviews become more subtle and objective . In order to show the inner world of the characters , Foster extensive use of internal focus , to allow readers to directly feel the thoughts of the characters emotions and subjective experience . Different angles with the narrative focused on constantly switching between the characters , complement each other , and the re-integration of awareness of the different characters , thus showing a panoramic effect . The third chapter explains the features and functions in the novel \Free indirect discourse long set of indirect speech and direct quotations , mixing the two voices of the characters and the narrator , the two perspectives . It retains the figure in her own awareness of ingredients , and implicit in the tone of the narrator humor and irony . At the same time , it also makes extensive use of the novel narrative smoother . The concluding section summarizes the main points of this article . Fiction trip to India , especially in the analysis of narrative techniques , this paper believes that Foster flexibility in the use of focus and free indirect discourse of the novel and psychological realism and irony double effect . As in literary realism to the modernist literary novelist transitional Foster eclectic , to make a certain contribution to the rise of the modernist novel .

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