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Characters and Viewpoint Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Consider a work of fiction (novel or short story) currently being discussed or examined in class. What character development techniques are evident in the writing? Which character is the protagonist? The antagonist? Which are the major characters? The minor characters? The functional characters?

Consider the same, or another work of fiction. What narrative perspectives are employed? First/third person? Omniscient/viewpoint perspective? Cinematic/light/deep penetration?

Consider a work of fiction by which you have been significantly affected in the past. What techniques of character/narrative development made it memorable?

Choose an article from a newspaper that you believe would make a good narrative. Develop characters using techniques outlined here. Discuss the pros and cons of the various narrative perspectives to determine which would recount the narrative most effectively.

What are some of the different voices you have? Compare and define the ways you speak to your...

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