Isaac Bashevis Singer Writing Styles in Zlateh the Goat

This Study Guide consists of approximately 35 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Zlateh the Goat.
This section contains 658 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Zlateh the Goat Study Guide

All of the seven stories in the collection are narrated in the third-person limited point of view by an unnamed and traditionally removed narrator. The self-effacing narrator is reliable, articulate, and well informed. The point of view selection is appropriate for the nature of the stories being told and contributes to the fairy-tale or nursery rhyme feel of many of the stories. The tone of the stories requires an even-handed but sympathetic portrayal of the characters, particularly as many of the characters are humorously foolish in their behavior, and such a portrayal is accomplished.

One story, "Grandmother's Tale," has a somewhat more complex point of view. The very short story begins from the typical point of view but, within just a few lines, the grandmother begins to tell a tale to her grandchildren. Her story is not delivered as dialogue and is not set apart, textually...

(read more from the Style section)

This section contains 658 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Zlateh the Goat Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Zlateh the Goat from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.