June 23, 2011
Narratology is a very useful thing to know. It can help one uderstand a novel or story better. One can get insight into what the author might have been thinking when writing the book. Narratology helps the reader see the layout and structure of the story through the narrator’s eyes/voice. This can be seen in the book, “The Lomentable Journey of Omaha Bigelow into the Impenetrable Loisaida Jungle” by Edgardo Vega Yunque. Vega uses some techniques to let the reader into the lives of the characters. He adds lot of Spanish words and accients in his text to let the audience know what type of people are in the story. He also adds his own voice in the novel. He is constantly interrupting the story to put his two sense in. Sometimes I like it but other times it got in the way of the story. Chapter 13 in the book is a crazy scence where the character calls the author. I found this to be so smart and creatively worked in. However this scene might have ruined the book for a lot of people becasuse now they know the characters where only acting a certain way. I really liked this book, it was a very fast read full of humor and great narratological techniques.