Mark is widely regarded as the earliest gospel upon which the other synoptics depended. It is a fast-paced pies of literature known for it's vividness. Some of its literary features are as follows:
The Markan Sandwich
One of the clearest examples of this is found in Mark
5:21-46. Jairus, one of the synagogue leaders comes to Jesus and asks
him to come and lay hands on his daughter for she was near the point of
death. And Jesus Goes with him. Inserted here, between the beginning
and finishing of the story of Jairus is the account of hemorrhaging
of strange themes in the Gospel of Mark is Christ's commands to
silence. Sometimes when he would heal someone he would command them to
be silent. He commanded the demons to be silent when they proclaimed him
to be the Son of God. Jesus even commands Peter to silence after his
part of Mark's structure are a couple of breaks that he puts in there.
R.T France describes them as explanatory discourses. These are those
points where amidst all the action, all the going ons, all the healings
and teachings and confrontations, and ministerings, there is a pause.
There is a pause in chapter 4 and in chapter 13.