Semiotics and Metanarrative
Definition of Semiotics
Examples of Semiotics in Literature
- William plays the role of semiotics by constantly interpreting and studying signs and symbols
- Symbolism in carvings, paintings, and drawings from monks reflecting on Revelations in the Bible
- Symbolism of the title of the book
- Symbolism in the patterns of death accruing in the story
FUN FACT: Author was a semiotics expert, he thought it to students
More Examples of Semiotics
- Sherlock Holmes
- Sign language
- Nancy Drew
Definition of Metanarrative
- "Meta" is greek beyond ,behind, and transcendent
- "narrative" is a story that is characterized by it's telling
- a story with in a story: small story in the big story
Examples of Metanarrative in Literature
Name of the Rose
- has an active narrator such as Adso
- Adso questioning the truth
- Also tells story from his perspective as a youth but also the perspective of his now old age
- Adso's discernment and wisdom at the age he tells the story has an influence on the story is told
Other examples of metanarrative
- Wizard of oz
- Reality Tv: Keeping up with the Kardashian
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