Inherent in every story is a view of death that reflects the human
struggle of ending well, a Freudian thanatos inscribed within
narrative. As a story draws to a close, the view of death found
within the structure of the story's narrative will influence the
ending that is produced. To examine the view of death and the
closing strategies employed within a narrative, this study proposes
a literary category called narrative mortality. Narrative mortality
compares the degree of finality given to death with the amount of
closure the reader experiences within the narrative. The narrative
mortality of three differing biblical stories are studied within
this work: The Gospel of John, the Book of Job, and the Book of
Jonah. Each story employs a differing rhetorical strategy that
reflects its own unique view of death and narrative closure.
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