Daily Quest #3

Chatman states, “any narrative can be actualized by any medium which can communicate the two time orders” (122). In this statement, is he arguing that narratives can do what many other medium’s can do? Specifically, is he arguing that narratives can communicate what a “ballet or mime or opera” can and therefore narratives are superior to those mediums?

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  1. Good question. Count it. Basically, what he’s talking about here is that any medium that can communicate two different times (like in print we can write “The queen died. The king died of grief.” which tells us a tiny story about two events that happened in order) can communicate story. That’s all that’s needed. So here he’s setting up his argument about novels and films differences by first reminding us about their similarities.

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