Lesson 1 (from Book One, The Cup and The Lip; Chapter 1, On the Look Out; Chapter 2, The Man From Somewhere; Chapter 3, Another Man; and Chapter 4, The R. Wilfer Family)
Book One, The Cup and The Lip; Chapter 1, On the Look Out; Chapter 2, The Man From Somewhere; Chapter 3, Another Man; and Chapter 4, The R. Wilfer Family
In Our Mutual Friend, the author employs the third-person and omniscient point of view. This method offers a logical and rationally persuasive perspective where the narrator is 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 Dickens tells the story in the third-person perspective alone? In the first-person...
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