HN English- Point of View (Excluding Sherlock Comprehension)
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What is fiction?
Fiction is a genre, or category of literary composition, that includes any work of prose that tells an invented or imaginary story.
What are the two main forms of fiction?
The two main forms of fiction are the short story and the novel.
What are the purposes of
The purposes of fiction are to entertain readers, to enlighten readers by sharing the human experience, to provide readers with an escape from reality, to teach readers empathy, and to help readers explore unknown worlds.
What are the five elements of fiction?
The five elements of fiction are plot, point of view, characters, setting, and theme.
What is point of view?
Point of view is the perspective from which a story is told.
What are the two most common types of point of view in fiction?
First person point of view and third person point of view are the most common types in fiction.
Describe first person point of view.
In first-person point of view, the narrator is a character in the story who witnesses or participates in the action. They use words like "I" and "we" in telling the story.
Describe third person point of view.
In third-person point of view, the narrator is someone who stands outside the action and observes. They are not a character in the story. They use words like "he," "she," "it," and "they".
Which point of view is most commonly used by writers?
Third person point of view is most commonly used by writers.
What are the two variations of third person point of view?
The two variations of third person point of view are third person limited point of view and third person omniscient point of view.
Describe third person limited point of view.
In third-person limited point of view, the thoughts and feelings of only the narrator or a single character are revealed.
Describe third person omniscient point of view.
In third-person omniscient point of view, the thoughts and feelings of all characters are revealed.
Describe second person point of view.
In second-person point of view, the narrator tells a story by positioning readers within the story as the main character. They address readers directly, by using the word "you".
Describe a reliable narrator.
A reliable narrator has a credible (believable) voice in a story, tries to remain objective in telling a story, makes a connection with readers by interpreting
events accurately, has values and motivations that are similar to those of readers, and gains the trust of readers.
Describe an unreliable narrator.
An unreliable narrator has an incredible (unbelievable) voice in the story, struggles to remain objective in telling the story, fails to make a connection with readers because he or she misinterprets events, has values and motivations that may differ from those of readers, and may appear suspect to readers.
To determine the point of view of a story, ask
yourself the following questions:
- Who is telling the story?
- Is this person a character in the story? (if yes, first)
- Is more than one perspective presented? (if yes, third)
- Does the narrator comment on the events of the
story, or simply present them? (if they comment, first)
- Does the narrator seem unbiased and trustworthy?
- How might the story be different if told from
another character's point of view? (more/less
Who wrote "The Lady and the Tiger"?
Frank R. Stockton wrote the short story.
In the kingdom described in the story, what happens when a person is accused of a crime? (Lady and the Tiger)
The accused person must choose between two
doors concealing either a tiger that will kill him or a
woman who will marry him. Chance governs his
Why do the members of the community support
this method? (Lady and the Tiger)
They find the trials exciting and
entertaining, as well as fair, since the accused made
What is the young man's crime? (Lady and the Tiger)
His crime is loving the King's daughter.
Why are the man's (in "The Lady or the Tiger") actions considered criminal?
His low position in society made him an
Why do you think the story ends with a question
instead of an answer?
The story ends in a question to invite readers to ponder the conflict between love and jealousy.
Why is the narrator initially happy with her husband?
(The Wife Story)
He didn't take things hard, he didn't grouch and whine when things didn't go his way. He was also very good with the children.
What has happened to the husband at the end of the
story? (The Wife Story)
He is killed by the wolf pack.
Where did "The Interlopers" take place?
"The Interlopers" took place in the forest of the Carpathian Mountains in Eastern Europe.
The Interlopers quick summary:
The story stars with Ulrich von Gradwitz patrolling an area of woodland (surrounding his valuable forest) for his archenemy Georg Znaeym. Both men are assisted by their huntsman in hopes to shoot down their enemy. (This dispute is over land that both men claim to own) The two men meet face to face after leaving their men. Neither of the men shoot right away. A windstorm knocks a tree on top of them and they begin shout about the conflict and threaten each other. Ulrich breaks an arm free and takes a drink from his flask. He offers a drink to his enemy. The drink as well as the situation helps the men to realize the similarities between each other. They resolve their problems and begin to discuss how others will react to the generations-long conflict coming to an end. They shout together for help but the only things that answer are wolves.
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