unity


unity

“The concept that a work shall have in it some organizing principle to which all its parts are related so that the work is an organic whole. A work with unity is cohesive in its parts, complete, self-contained, and integrated…A work may…be unified by form, intent, theme, symbolism—in fact, by any means that can so integrate and organize its elements that they have a necessary relation to one another and an essential relation to the whole of which they are parts” (Source: Harmon & Holman, p 533-534).

Lack of apparent unity is a characteristic of much postmodern fiction.


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