A07-ShortStories-CloserLook.doc - Revelation A07 SHORT STORIES-A CLOSER LOOK Read the short story\"Dancing Bear by Canadian writer Guy Vanderhaeghe 1

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Revelation A07 SHORT STORIES-A CLOSER LOOK Read the short story " Dancing Bear " by Canadian writer Guy Vanderhaeghe 1 . This isn't a simple story; it expects active reading on the part of its audience. Therefore, you would be wise to read it more than once. When you're ready, respond to the questions that follow. 1 "Dancing Bear" from Man Descending by Guy Vanderhaeghe. McLelland and Stewart Ltd. The Canadian Publishers. 1. a. 1 Point From what narrative point of view is "Dancing Bear" written? Give evidence. Throughout the story we see the narrator stating "he gave no sign of agreement..."" the old man stubbornly disregarded her, smiling sweetly and vacantly into space." This shows that the narrator knows all the thoughts and feelings the character has in the story. The narrator also has access to the minds of both characters. This makes it an omniscient point of view b. 1 Point Do you consider this point of view appropriate given the nature of the story? Explain why or why not. I found it an appropriate point of view because the narrator knew all the thoughts and feelings of the characters in the story. It made the development of the character easier to see as the narrator knew everything that was going on. 2. a. 2 Points Who is the protagonist of the story? Give reasons for your answer. Dieter Bethge is the protagonist of the story simply because Mrs. Hax has a conflict with Dieter throughout the entire story. b. 3 Points To what degree are you in sympathy with the protagonist? Give reasons by referring to the story. Mrs. Hax should have shown Dieter more respect; I am sympathetic towards him; I would act the same way he did. c. 2 Points Describe the central conflict or conflicts in "Dancing Bear." ethical struggle is the important concept of “Dancing bear”. The tormented old Dieter suffers from being haunted through his beyond. ... He became younger while it took place however he remembers really how the bear, whilst it was skinned and naked, appears so similar to a person. d. Point out an example of the use of flashback in the story. In your response, explain what purpose it serves.
Revelation A07 2 Points 1. the father slaughters this terrific beast, who has no say in the matter. it is there for the taking by a superior being. The bear has no freedom in when/how. his life ends or whatever else 2. 2. the old man sees similarities between his personal captive scenario and a flashback he constantly has about a dancing bear, whose only 'freedom' is to dance while the owner plays no song, and is maltreated. he's misunderstood. “appearances

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