Characters and Viewpoint - Chapters 13, 14 and 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 13, 14 and 15 Summary and Analysis

"Performing Characters—Voices" This chapter begins with the author discussing the ways each human being has different voices, different word usages, rhythms and inflections that are each used depending on circumstances (see "Topics of Discussion—What are some of the different voices ..."). He goes on to suggest that one of the most important choices a writer/storyteller makes as s/he works is to define the voice of the narrator. These are first person ("I go"), when the story is narrated by a character who is experiencing or has experienced its events, or third person ("He goes"), when the story is narrated by someone who "was not present as a character." There are, he suggests, other narrative perspectives but they are used irregularly. He will therefore, he writes, focus solely on first and third person narrative perspectives...

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