T LIT 200-Week 5: Fiction
T LIT 200-Week 5: Fiction TLIT 200
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Date Created: 11/06/15
TLIT 200 Fiction Fiction stories or narratives about imaginary persons and events 0 Difference between story and narrative 0 Story is a short account of a sequence or series of sequences 0 Narrative is used as a general concept for the substance rather than form of what is told about people and their actions Narration and Point of View Types of narration grammatical persons 1St person I and we 2nd person you 3rd person hesheit and they 0 3rd Person 0 Narrator is not a part of the story 0 OmniscientUnlimited can share the thoughtsperceptionsfeelings of more than one character 0 Limited focuses the story through one or a core selection character s pov 0 Objective does not explicitly use anyone s thoughts and feelings but suggests them through action and dialogue 0 1St Person 0 The narrator is a part of the story 0 Unreliable narrator may unintentionally show aws andor explain the story where it makes them look good Story can sometimes be distorted or mislead readers 0 When reading first person stories question the validityreliability of the narrator 0 2nd Person 0 The story is addressed to you 0 Examples choose your own adventure stories instructions howto s 0 Very rare occurrence 0 Tense O O 0 Setting 0 Vague O 0 Most are in past tense describing events that have already happened Present tense is more immediate and can describe repetition in an action Or can be used if a characters is in a dreammagical state Future tense gives the writing a propheticpredicted outlook Author vs Narrator Author Who wrote the story Narrator Who reads and tells the story Implied author the perspective and values that the text is implying without looking at the author who wrote it Time a work s temporal setting or plot time Can be written roughly in the same time it s in author s time In the past historical fiction In the future like many scifi fiction a work s geographical or physical setting Fantasymagic realism places that are fantastic and almost impossible according to the laws of our world General setting not a too specific area or time Particular setting specific area and time vs Vivid setting Archetypal setting A long time ago In a forest etc 39 Offers very little specific information Most used in fairytales and folklore Lack of setting emphasize the con icts and themes as universal and timeless Very detailed settings I Generate con ict define characters and give the story purpose Removing this type of setting would also eliminate most of the story