Lesson 1 (from Entering the Way)
Entering the Way
In Karate-do: My Way of Life, Gichin employed primarily the first-person and personal point of view. In the first-person perspective, there are numerous threads of emotional, cognitive, or behavioral discussions that affect the way a person thinks. The aim of this lesson is to examine the book'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 view used in autobiographical writing? Why do the students think that Gichin tells the story in the first-person perspective alone? How do the students think the meaning of the story would change if Gichin told the story from the third-person and omniscient perspective alone? The third-person perspective offers a logical and rationally persuasive perspective where the narrator is an outsider who can report only what he or she...
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