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The Labovian theory of a developed narrative contains six mandatory components These components help the reader or listener to a broader understanding of the thoughts and motivation of the internal narrator and the external storyteller The abstract gives a representation about the story The orientation draws a picture to familiarize the readerlistener of the necessary ws who what when where The complicating action is the turn of events on which the story hinges The resolution determines the outcome and usually leaves the readerlistener aware of a feeling of closure The evaluation is the most essential component of the Labovian theory It permeates throughout the narrative in hopeful attempts to keep the interest of the readerlistener peaked The coda compliments the evaluation and brings the narrator and the readerlistener back together on common ground in order to bring the story to a close Edgar Allan Poes short story of a passionless crime undone by the heart incorporates the Labovian components The Tell-Tale Heart is a masterly written narrative full of subtle nuances quick to deceive the senses Poe sends the reader spinning into a world of symbolism questioning the art of madness and fearing the depravity of reasonThe The Tell-Tale Heart is at a glance seemingly about a man plotting to kill another man in cold blood Looking further into the words the reader can find a story of a man obsessed with senses and the ability to have complete control over them The narrator uses reason to overwhelm the morality of his actions His obsession takes over his whole being thus bringing on the madness which over powers his world The focus of the abstract is first seen as the narrator describes his idea as haunting him day and night226 Only an obsessed person could let something get to the point where they cannot think of anything else Poe uses strategic wording to pinpoint the abstract Poe blatantly announces the point and the narrator confesses
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