So far we have been learning about the anti-hero and the anti-plot in the earlier chapters. In this chapter, we will be gaining knowledge regarding the open-ended narrative. In the contemporary form of story writing, it is used quite a lot. With traditional story writing, things get a little obvious and predictable, and everything is found where it is expected to be. It is just another well-executed story.


A creative writer tends to rearrange things in such a story to bring new clarity and perspectives in the life of the reader. Open-ended stories challenge the expectations of a closed-ended story as it never offers answers to a situation, and not a single mystery is solved yet the reader is satisfied. No matter if the story is back to square one, and it took us nowhere, but somehow along the way, the perception of the reader about things in life is made to take a shift. Though the nature of the protagonist of the open-ended story or the way it has been narrated provides us with some explanation for the uncertain conclusion.



The contrast between narrative, plot, and story

The contrast between narrative, plot, and the story isn't much, however enough that it is vital. Here are the details, clarified with the help of resemblance, in addition to certain delicacies:

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