9029 - Genre Introduction: What Is “Short Story” What...

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Unformatted text preview: Genre Introduction: What Is “Short Story” What Fiction Novel Short Story Fable Parable Tales plot Narrative point of view Setting Characterization Point of View Point Definition: The perspective from which a story is told. story Types: Types: A. The narrator a participant A. (writing in first person “I”) B. The narrator a nonparticipant (writing in the third-person) A. The Participant Narrator A. 1. A major character 2. A minor character B. The Nonparticipant Narrator B. 1. all-knowing (or omniscient): seeing into any of the characters of 2. seeing into one major character 3. seeing into one minor character 4. objective: not seeing into any characters The Unreliable Narrator The Definition: Definition: the story told from the point of view of a person who, we perceive, is deceptive, selfperson deceptive, deluded, or deranged. Why the use of an unreliable narrator: to create a lively conflict between what we are to told and what, apparently, we are meant to believe believe Paranoia ( ( · Ó s œ ¶ ¶ ª ª* * Paranoia o ) Paranoia is a thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to anxiety fear often the point of irrationality and delusion. irrationality delusion Paranoid thinking typically includes persecutory beliefs concerning a perceived threat towards oneself. Historically, this characterization was used to describe any delusional state. (from Wikipedia) delusional Wikipedia Further Associations Further Have you ever heard of the film “ o ’ œ ”” oÓ > (directed by D Ó œ )? (directed o )? Do you have any idea of DÓ ’ ’s “ o ’ œ > ¶ ”” Do o Ó´ T hank You ...
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