Narrative Structure in Martin Amis’s London Fields

Ahdieh Akbari, Mahmood Azizi, Sima Farshid


Through analyzing the structure of a narrative, the process of character composition with all his or her psychological and physical attributes can be exposed. From the evidence gathered, Martin Amis’s novel uses functional narrative strategies in showing different features of the characters specially protagonists. In addition, it has been displayed that the narrative agents are arranged with a special design in both novels to generate various reactions to the characters. The study also has shown that analyzing the structure of a narrative through Genette’s arratology help explicate the text and add depth to the meaning that can lead to a new understanding of the novels. The article has aimed to analyze Martin Amis’s London Fields according to the representation of Gerard Genette’s narratological theories presented in Narrative Discours while doing so, it is intended to reveal functional narrative strategies in showing different features of the characters specially protagonists in these novels.


Order, duration, frequency, mood, voice

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