عنوان مقاله [English]
Narratology is a science that deals with the structure of narrative. According to structuralist narratology, a systematic analysis of literary works results in the discovery of the ways meaning is produced in them. One of the greatest theoreticians of narratology is Gérard Genette, the French literary theorist. For discussing narrative texts, Genette uses three factors including duration, order, and mood. Though narrative has a broad scope, researchers are mostly concerned with applying it to fiction. The present research aims at discussing the question of narrative in Daughter of Sheena in the light of Genette’s ideas to contribute to the study of narratology in the genre of memoir. Results show that due to the nature of memoir, narrative is primarily classic and linear in this genre. In some sections of this work in which the narrator’s partner is present, the writer uses “dramatic scene”, making it more interesting and documentary. Among the frequencies, “singular frequency” has the leading role in this narrative. The narrator’s slight presence and the lack of detailing have diminished the two levels of story and narrativizing, making the narrative more realistic. The adoption of the first person narrative keeps in line with Daughter of Sheena, making it more believable. It is noteworthy that the writer has observed the limitations of this type of narrator.