Narrative Structure Outline
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific purpose: To inform my audience about how the narrative structure of A Farewell to Arms is constructed
Central idea: The narrative structure of A Farewell to Arms follows the Freytag Pyramid.
A. Freytag Pyramid model of narrative structure
1. Elements of Freytag Pyramid
2. Was originally intended for Greek dramas and Shakespeare
B Thesis and preview of main points
Although Freytag’s Pyramid was created to analyze drama, the novel A Farewell to Arms contains the elements of exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution/denouement.
2. Rising action
4. Falling action
II. Main body
1. Setting in wartime Italy