Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-3)
In The Old Man and the Boy, the author employs the first-person point of view. This is an intimate point of view. This narrator can tell us what is happening as well as 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 children's fiction novel writing? Why do the students think that Ruark tells the story in the first-person perspective alone? In the first-person perspective of a character like Bobby that is necessary in a tale involving a personal account, there are numerous threads of emotional, cognitive, or behavioral discussions that affect the way a person thinks. The third-person perspective offers a logical and rationally persuasive perspective...
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