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Title: A Review of Dramatic Structure in Natsume Soseki’s Botchan and Thomas Hughes’s Tom Brown’s School Days
Other Titles: 夏目漱石『坊つちやん』とトーマス・ヒューズ『トム・ブラウンの学校生活』におけるドラマティックな構造についての考察
Author: BIRD, Paul
Author's alias: バード, ポール
Issue Date: 22-Dec-2022
Publisher: 長崎県立大学
Shimei: 研究紀要
Issue: 7
Start page: 1
End page: 7
ISSN: 2432616X
Abstract: The ancient Greeks believed that poetry and drama were the highest forms of literary art. Aristotle, in Poetics, while attempting to discern between aesthetically pleasing and mediocre literature, analysed contemporary dramatic art to develop the theory of dramatic structure. This structure partitioned the story into different acts, each of which employed plot devices according to the genre being written. Later scholars such as Freytag and Frye elaborated upon theories of structure and applied them to prose writing. As a result, narrative, or dramatic, structure became a template for writing genre fiction. This paper analyses the dramatic structure of two works of prose from the school story genre, Botchan and Tom Brown’s School Days. It discusses the development of structure and applies the theory to establish how differing structure can influence narrative storytelling within the genre.
Keywords: Dramatic Structure
School Story
Genre Fiction
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10561/1882
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