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selective (limited) omniscient narrator
the author limits his omniscience to the minds of a few of the characters or to the mind of a single character
the author does not enter a single mind, but instead records what can be seen and heard.
the political level
the level on which human beings relate to others in a community and in the world
the universal level on which a person relates to the cosmos, the way of the pilgrim (i.e. a free spirit rebelling against the repression of absolute authority, free will, the power of the individual etc.)
three dimensional, the characters is fully developed with the level of depth and complexity associated with real people
these characters embody a certain kind of universal human experience (the blind seer, the guardian, the earth mother, the damsel in distress, etc.)
man vs. man, man vs. nature, involves the 'elemental' clash between humans competing or struggling against one another or against society
internal/ psychological conflict
man vs. self, involves the inner divisions or turmoil of single character
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