Framing devices

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Thu Apr 3 11:23:29 EST 2003


> >> I like the idea of a framing narrative with an incomplete frame.
> >
> > Fair enough, as long as it's not the result of the writer's incompetence!
>
>Ah, but how do you know whether this is the case?

I suspect it's a subjective thing about whether you like the book. Chaucer 
has a lot of incomplete frames. This is explained by the theory that 
elaborate beginnings are more important than endings.

Robyn 
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