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.
A. The narrator a participant
(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
2. seeing into one major character
3. seeing into one minor character
4. objective: not seeing into any characters The Unreliable Narrator
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
told and what, apparently, we are meant to
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.
Paranoid thinking typically includes
persecutory beliefs concerning a perceived
threat towards oneself. Historically, this
characterization was used to describe any
delusional state. (from Wikipedia)
Wikipedia Further Associations
Further Have you ever heard of the film “ o ’ œ ””
(directed by D Ó œ )?
Do you have any idea of DÓ ’ ’s “ o ’ œ > ¶ ””
Ó´ T hank You ...
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