Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, The Neutronium Alchemist: Conflict)
Chapter 1, The Neutronium Alchemist: Conflict
In "The Neutronium Alchemist: Conflict," 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 goal 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 science fiction novel writing? Why do the students think that Hamilton tells the story in the third-person perspective alone? How do the students think the meaning of the story would change if Hamilton told the story from the first-person perspective of Joshua...
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