Talk:Motif (narrative)

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Why did someone write 'It is Wrong' at the end of the explaination? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 18:20, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

it is because the statement was wrong. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:19, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
My only guess is that people really don't like Motif in their English assigments causing this page to be the taget of constant vandalism. -- (talk) 05:25, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

A very vague sentence[edit]

Found the following in the page: "The narrative motif is the vehicle of means by which the narrative theme is conveyed." I could not make any sense of it. Can someone who knows please edit it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:41, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Technique- leitwortstil[edit]

The cited work, Peter Heath's review of (more importantly) David Pinault's book "Story-Telling Techniques in the Arabian Nights" does not verify that articles assertion that: "This dates back to the One Thousand and One Nights to connect several tales together in a story cycle and "to shape the constituent members of their story cycles into a coherent whole."[2]". Indeed Mr Pinault's book merely states that the techinique is used in the work 1001 nights and does not say anything about it being the earliest (or indeed even an `early') example of the techinique and in fact references other scholarly work about the techinique being used in older texts. So, this needs changing. (I'll do it if there are no ojections within a few weeks.)

The Green Light[edit]

I could be wrong, but isn't the Green Light in the Great Gatsby only a symbol? While it may be mentioned more than one time, it is one object that symbolizes one concept. I think it is therefore a symbol and not a motif. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:42, 11 January 2010 (UTC)