Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-2)
In Foundation's Edge, the author employs the third-person and omniscient point of view. This method offers a logical and rationally persuasive perspective with the narrator an outsider who can report only what he or she sees and hears. This narrator can tell us what is happening, but cannot tell us the thoughts of the characters. The aim of this lesson is to examine the novel's point of view in this section.
1) Class discussion: What is point of view? Why is it important in telling a story? What are the different points of views used in detection fiction novel writing? Why do the students think that Asimov tells the story in the third-person perspective alone? In the first-person perspective of a character like Trevize that is necessary in a tale involving a personal account, there are numerous threads of emotional, cognitive, or behavioral discussions...
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