Introduction to Literature Week 6
Introduction to Literature Week 6 Lit 110L
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Meaghan Raw on Thursday October 6, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Lit 110L at University of Montana taught by Brady Harrison in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views. For similar materials see Intro to Lit in English Language&Literature at University of Montana.
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Date Created: 10/06/16
Fiction Unit: Narration and Point of View: p. 1027 Fiction is presented by the narrator Stories reveal a certain vision/ perspective through which aspects of the story are viewed Voice and focus are the point of view Types of Narration: o 3 person always external st o 1 ndrson narrator uses ”I” o 2 person “we”; typically uncommon o Verb tense also plays a role in narration Narrator vs. Implied Author: o Perspective and values that govern the whole work=implied author o The narrator is neither the real or implied author Character: p. 12230 A character is any personage who acts, appears, or is referred to as playing a part Doesn’t have to be a human being Heroes and Villains vs. Protagonists and Antagonists: o Hero good guy o Villain bad guy o Heroine leading female character o These are the characters that the reader admires Major vs. Minor Characters: o Major=main characters Learn more about them More complex More “realistic” o Minor=supporting characters Less complex May be a foil helps by contrast to reveal a unique qualities of another character ( usually the main character) Flat vs. Round and Static vs. Dynamic Characters: o Round=complex o Flat=predictable/repetitive o Dynamic=characters changes/evolves o Static=character doesn’t change or evolve Character, Conventions, and Beliefs: o Works vary widely in characterization o Treatment of characters varies over time and across cultures