Characters and Viewpoint Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author in Chapter 13, what is the writer's responsibility?

2. What is the result of a narrative that feels like an act of memory?

3. In general, how do people write in comparison to the way they speak?

4. What can a third person narrative suffer from?

5. What will the writer have with more important characters and changes?

Short Essay Questions

1. What creates believable characters, according to the author in, "The Serious Character: Make Us Believe"?

2. What is the difference between first person narrative and third person narrative?

3. What are some of the ways a writer can develop a story around characters that do not change?

4. What can contribute to a powerful sense of attitude for a character?

5. What are some of the consequences that are beyond a character's control and provoke a transformation?

6. How can a random transformation be written if it seems to occur for no reason?

7. What is the value of justification and how does a writer decide the amount to include in a story?

8. What happens when a reader interprets a change in a character that was not intended?

9. What is comedy usually the result of, and what is humor based on?

10. What is "controlled disbelief"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the presentation perspective with the representation perspective. Include a detailed definition of each one and their applications in fiction. Also, provide relevant examples of how a perspective can change a story and its characters.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the main purpose of writing by answering the following:

1) What is the purpose of fiction and characters that are written effectively?

2) What is the expectations that a reader has of a fictional story and why?

Essay Topic 3

Creating names for characters can give the reader clues about those characters' intentions and traits. Describe the selection process for names, what a writer should consider when naming their characters, how and why the names should vary, and what a name can represent. Also, explain the use of a list of characters and their traits along with how it can help writers maintain consistency in their work.

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