Structuralist reading of Marquez’s LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA (1985)

  • Dr. Jeet Singh Assistant Professor Central University of Jammu

Abstract

Narratology underlines the way a story is told and studies structures and devices, ‘system of figures and conventions’ which enable works to have specific form and meaning. Point of view and perspective are redefined and studied under the heading of ‘Mood’ i.e., the regulation of narrative information. In this article Genette’s analysis of ‘point of view’ has been kept in view while analyzing the structure and devices of the novel for a better understanding of the text and the meaning it has. The inner-workings of storytelling are minutely scrutinized and studied.Key Words: Point of View, Focalization, Narratology, Mood etc.

Author Biography

Dr. Jeet Singh, Assistant Professor Central University of Jammu
Professor

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Published
2017-11-26