In works of literature, the inclusion of narrative elements such as flashbacks, reversals, and digressions can often complement and enhance the telling of a story. These techniques are a type of non-chronological narration, which is when the order with which events appear is distorted and moved about to create certain desirable effects to the reader. The Woman Who Walked into doors, a novel by Roddy Doyle, and Chronicle of a Death Foretold, a novella by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, both incorporate these elements into their timeline.
Date: November 20th 2013
Assessment grade: IB 7