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Alysse Johnson Fictional vs. Nonfictional Characters Final Paper #2 Knowledge plays a big role in both The Narrative by Frederick Douglass and Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska. The main characters in these books, Frederick and Sara, both know how it feels to work under someone, and the power that knowledge can give them to end this type of oppression. Despite that these two characters have different situation for working under someone, they still find that knowledge is the power they need to end the cycle of working as a ‘slave’ for someone else. The way that the authors of these novels portray this need of knowledge and how the characters obtained it is somewhat different. Yezierska makes her first person narration into a novelistic approach by using her own experiences to make a fictional character named Sara. Douglass uses a first person narrative in a straightforward autobiography style, which enables him to explain his thoughts and feelings without any subjective outside information. These two ways of using a first person narrative between a fictional character and a nonfictional character allow the authors different strengths and weaknesses when dealing with why and how the characters obtain the power of knowledge. Using a first person narrative for both Bread Givers and The Narrative allows the authors the ability to portray true thoughts and emotions of the character telling the story. Unlike in a first person narrative, a play or a second person narratives characters’ true thought are unknown unless it is clearly said by that character; the meaning as to why a person does something can be misconstrued. Both of these books use the first person narrative, which allows the reader to know the thoughts of the main characters and how they feel that knowledge is a very important power. However, when Yezierska uses the first person she uses a fictional character that is based upon
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