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This is the conclusion chapter of the book, which presents frame theory as a cognitive model that operates on Mark's oral-aural narrative, in particular the Controversy Stories (Mark 2.1-3.6). It shows how frames play a crucial role in identifying the framing structures that are present in the text itself, thus facilitating the audience's processing and understanding of the narrative. An oral-aural narrative, Mark's Gospel relied on human memory for its transmission and communication, and so it was constructed in such a way as to make the memory process of a listening audience easier. Mark's Gospel, though it is a written text, was intended to be orally performed and aurally received. The book focuses on frames that operate on Mark's oral-aural narrative and introduces the properties of frame theory. It adapts frame theory to analyze structurally and semantically the five episodes in Mark 2.1-3.6.

Keywords: cognitive model; controversy stories; frame theory; Gospel of Mark; memory process; oral-aural narrative



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