The narration in this beautiful, melancholy book takes the form of a poignant interior monologue
spoken by a lonely, elderly widower who is coming to the end of his working life.
Bernard uses the tools of the conventional prose novel--omniscient narration, description, interior monologue
, and dialogue--to create dramatic tension.
For example, Ge's interior monologue
is orange (Kingthings Trypewriter 2), his published writings are in green (Lucida Grande), and additional proffered information -- usually historical in context -- is presented in sidebars of purple (Arial Narrow.
So don't expect any radical plot rewrites Many of the scenes are the same as in Fifty Shades, but with Christian's interior monologue
giving them a slightly different twist 3.
The novel's polyphonies are necessarily difficult to duplicate on stage: Bigger's interior monologue
intrudes on the dialogue, explaining his actions and responses, in short ejaculations: "Should he try to get money from them now?
A It can be, in part -- and this has always fascinated me -- an interior monologue
Drifting from the past to the present and back, the wounded man's interior monologue
navigates through the campaign stops, polling games, and stump speeches that led to his body's intersection with the bullet, eventually bringing him to the conclusion that he himself was the intended target.
But there's too little of this, and too much interior monologue
Cohn calls the kind of interior monologue
in Puella the "autonomous monologue," a kind which "stands apart from the context, as a self-generated, self-supported, and self-enclosed fictional text" wherein "a figural voice totally obliterates the authorial narrative voice" (218).
In many ways, the movie resembles Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976), though Puiu eschews the interior monologue
that punctuates the latter in the form of Travis Bickle's diary.
One of these stories entitled "Monologo" ("Monologue") shows how the techniques used in its narrative, particularly the interior monologue
, help to emphasize the loneliness and desperation that the character (and Galician society) was suffering in the 1950s.
The interior monologue
is ever-hopeful: "So if they win their three games in hand, all by four goals or more, they'll effectively be seven points behind and I tell you, we're still fighting for this title