Definitions

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  • n. The assembly of a series of historical events into a narrative with a plot.

Etymologies

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From em- + plot + -ment; coined by Hayden White.

Examples

  • To detach words from what is already a second level of narrative emplotment and to examine them in isolation will not give us oral tradition but a studied abstraction p.244.

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  • These two modes of emplotment represent end-point extremes, in that one says we are masters of the world and can defeat death, while the other says that we are captives of the world, and can never win against death.

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  • It might be thought these then represent the only two possible modes, but inside these extremes Rabindra identified two other modes of emplotment, which he called tragedy and comedy.

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