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Basis of writing: the four principles of Forster in half of a yellow sun

The 20th century classic of E. M. Forster titled Aspects of the Novel tells a four principled analysis to writing, and for the purpose of writing this elaboration, reading too. Aspects of the Novel borders on story, characters, plot, fantasy, prophecy, pattern, and rhythm. Using the excerpts from the Aspects of the Novel, illustrated by Lee Benson in distinguishing between historical and chronology, which bears shrewd resemblance to story and plot: “And then… And then…” “What the story does is to narrate the life in time.” Beginning with primitive man, storytellers have held their audiences by making them want to know what happens next. Something happens. “And then?” Something else happens. “And then?” So it goes until they end th...

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