Structure Of The Lost Honour O


Heinrich Böll uses his novel, The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, to attack modern journalistic ethics as well as the values of contemporary Germany. The structure of this novel is important to conveying his message. He uses a police report format, differences in chapter lengths, narrator or author intervention, a subtitle, and the extensive use of the ‘puddle’ metaphor. All these things contribute towards the message in the text.
The puddle metaphor is the most significant device used in the structure of the novel. The “puddle” means the collective information from all the sources. The narrator speaks of the information as ‘fluid’ and he also talks ...

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department. Of course this could also be criticizing contemporary Germany for allowing such things to occur. The sources “that can never come together” are the ones that can never be used in a court of law e.g. the phone conversations. The narrator or author uses this metaphor make the story flow and as a way a telling the reader why something has to be done e.g. the rerouting of the channels since there is something the reader has to know that happened before and the story or the channel cannot continue on it’s current path. In the end, the metaphor is used very effectively and the reader can see why it was necessary to think of all the information as just one puddle getting bigger and bigger. Of course the narrator makes it very clear that he does not want blood flowing through these channels since the blood as nothing to do with big picture, the big picture meaning the message that he is trying to convey.
As said before, The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum is ...

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