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"The Journey" by Edith Wharton

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"The Journey" by Edith Wharton UI332-01

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These notes offers some biographical information about Edith Wharton, and the 7 Elements of Fiction. These elements can be used to analyze any story that you read for the class.
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Date Created: 09/08/15
quotThe Journeyquot 1914 By Edith Wharton 18621937 Biographical Notes about Edith Wharton Born Edith Newbold Jones to a wealthy family Lived in Europe educated by governess t 15 book of poetr gublished at 16 Married Edward 0 bIns Wharton at age 23 Began to publish poems and stories in periodicals lraf8i culties regarding her career and sought Weir Mitchell s rest cure I 1899 recovered began publishing I Her stories and novels expose the hypocrisy of upperclass sooety 1913 Wharton and husband divorce Philanthropic work for refugees durIng World War 1932 lst woman to receive honorary doctorate from Yale The Elements of Fiction There are seven elements of ction to look for when you re reading any ctional text Plot character point of view setting style symbol and theme Asking yourself questions about each of the 7 Elements will help with your analysis of a text Elements of Fiction Plot amp Character Plot what happens in the story What happened in this story Is it an entire story arc orjust an incident What aspects of the plot does the author emphasize Character how does the author reveal a character Protagonist the leading character hero or heroine A while back the protagonist was called the hero or heroine however in our time there are some protagonists who are central to the story but they may not necessarily be what we would term her0c However that character is central in the story and there s a reason why the author has chosen to emphasize this particular character Your job as a story analyst is to ask Why this character Antagonist character who opposes the protagonist In order to have some tension and create reader interest authors will create a character sometimes a situation that oppcoses that protagonist and sets the action of the story into mo Ion Point of View Setting amp Style Point of View Firstperson from the point of view of one of the characters who narrates the story using rst person I to tell you the story Thirdperson omniscient knows everything about the story and the characters Limited omniscient knows thoughts and motives of one character but not the others Usually the third person narrator is not identi ed by a name What point of view does Wharton use in quotThe Journeyquot Setting the location of the story Can be a backdrop or a signi cant contribution to the story What is the location of quotThe Journeyquot Style tone or language What is the narrator s tone in the story What do you notice about vocabulary choices How does Wharton use dialogue in the story Theme amp Symbol Theme an abstract concept made real through plot characters etc What themes are apparent in quotThe Journe quot What does she convey about the themes How does Wharton develop the themes Think of it this wayara theme is not present in the story The reader ro es it T e owdes t e ev dence that the reader uses to IEexp aciln what srhehe benieves to e a theme There can be more than one theme in any story Symbol an object that represents an abstract concept Are there any objects that appear to stand for something beyond that object How does that ob39ect function in the story Do you nd any c aracter names symbolic What is the symbolism In the title quotThe Journeyquot


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