What is an example of narrative structure in Heart of Darkness?

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The main narrative structure in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is that of the frame story, or the story told with an external "frame" that puts it in context and allows a separate view. This is commonly used in film to show flashbacks and other points of view; two films with this structure are Double Indemnity (1944) and Haywire (2011).

The frame story allows the unnamed "real" narrator to present Marlow 's story from his own recollection. In the first part of the story, the narrator describes Marlow, who has...

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