Using a frame story for the introduction and conclusion should be familiar to you from lots of movies.One good example of a story frame is UP. In this case, the movie opens with the frame of Carl looking at the scrapbook Ellie has made for him about their life and dreams, before flashing to the present story of Carl and Russell and their adventures. The movie returns to the frame at the end of the movie as Carl looks at the last page of the photobook Ellie has made for him. He learns that it was the journey of the relationship which was the real adventure.
Another kind of frame can be a flashback. In this technique, you start in the middle of the action (or after it is over) and then flashback to an earlier memory. The Notebook uses the story of a man spending time with his wife with Alzheimer's as the frame for his re-telling the story of their romance.
The advantage of using a frame is that it makes it easier for you to talk about the meaning of the story, especially if you use the present day to flashback to the past. Be sure the frame is not just random. There should be an event, object, conversation, or situation which causes you to flash back in memory.
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Death. To people it means many different things. Some people may not think anything of it, until it strikes close to them. I know before I had my father pass away, I never thought once about it. When I first heard of my dad dying, it made me sad. I was ten or eleven, not old enough yet to understand, why someone would want to take their own life. I was crushed when it happened. It was like a part of me was missing, like someone had ripped my heart out and laid a direct attack on me. When I learned he had committed suicide it made me very angry. I kept thinking how could someone do that and hurt his whole family. Especially my brothers and I. I kept thinking how could someone be thinking for…show more content…
I didn’t want to think about it; I wanted it to be over with. The question that hurt the most was when everyone asked me how did he die. I mean honestly what kind of question is that. When the funeral was over and he was laid to rest, I had a feeling I can’t even describe. It was almost an empty feeling. I knew I had lost someone that could never be replaced. I wouldn’t want to wish death upon anyone’s family. No matter who may come into your life can never replace your parents. It’s just not the same, and I do think that many people would agree with me. I really do hate to say this, but since my father did pass away, my life has greatly gotten better. My step dad Steve has been so nice and rad with him I’ve gotten things and did things, that I would have never did before, and I am grateful for that and it makes me happy to have someone like him. Last of all, after all these years or wondering why, why did it have to happen? I’ve finally come to understand. It wasn’t because he disliked us, or because I had did something wrong, like I had thought. Sometimes when life gets hard, you can take the easy way out, which my father chose to do. It isn’t right, but it happens. Maybe he was thinking of my life, and my brothers. Maybe he thought he could make it better, I really don’t know, and I may never know. I can’t change the past, and if I could I really am not