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Questions to Ask About Literature

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Questions to Ask About Literature or external (between characters or between a character and a force)? How are Questions about technique Plot: What central conflicts drive the plot? Are they internal (within a character) conflicts resolved? Why are events revealed in a particular order? Setting: Does the setting (time, place) create an atmosphere, give an insight into a character, suggest symbolic meanings, or hint at the theme of the work? Character: What seems to motivate the central characters? Do any characters change significantly? If so, what--if anything--have they learned from their experiences? Do sharp contrasts between characters highlight important themes? Point of View: Does the point of view--the perspective from which the story is narrated or the poem is spoken--affect our understanding of events? Does the narration reveal the character of the speaker, or does the speaker merely observe others? Is the narrator perhaps innocent, naïve, or deceitful?
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