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Week 2discussions - Analyzing Point of View Chapter 5...

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Analyzing Point of View Chapter 5 discusses the importance of point of view in literature and, more specifically, in the short story. Choose one short story from the course text about which you have not yet written, and analyze it in terms of point of view. When writing your post, consider the following questions The Story I chose for this discussion is “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty How would you categorize the point of view [e.g., first-person, second-person (i.e., “you”), third-person limited, third-person omniscient]? I would say that this story is told in third-person omniscient point of view. I think this is so, because the narrator tells the story through the eyes of all the characters involved, and we see how each contributes to the main idea of the story. Is the point of view consistent throughout the story (told from the same perspective), or does it shift at any points in the narrative? (If so, make note of when and how those changes occur.) I believe this point of view is consistent throughout the story. How does point of view shape your reading of the work? In what ways does it contribute to or detract from your reading of the work? The third person omniscient point of view contributes to my understanding of this particular story, because as I stated above, we see how each character contributes directly to the outcome of the conflict: Phoenix Jackson getting the medicine and a Christmas gift for her grandson. How does point of view relate to the story’s themes or content?
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2011 for the course ENG 122 taught by Professor Banks during the Spring '10 term at Ashford University.

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