ASSESSING THE NARRATIVE FROM THE SOCIAL AND LITERARY PERSPECTIVE: THE CASE OF MACINTYRE AND MURDOCH
Keywords:narrative, mimesis, semiosis, hermeneutics, author
This paper deals with the topic of the narrative. The goal is to make a differentiation between the personal, social, and literary narrative. In order to do that, we need to provide a theoretical outlook of the social narrative which is found in the theory of Alasdair MacIntyre and suggest a method of making a differentiation. The method that will be used is the one of semiosis. Through this method we end with a role of the literary author, of the social narrative and the personal narrative. The author is burdened with the process of hermeneutics and mimesis he/she derives meaning and encrypts that meaning within the literary art-piece. The theory used for the description of this process has been developed by Iris Murdoch. After this elaboration, we will end up with clear difference between the personal narrative, social narrative, and literary narrative.
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