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Setting, Character, Characterization, and Point of View
Transcript of Setting, Character, Characterization, and Point of View
Setting is the background against
which a story or drama is told
A place with
a specific label
or proper name
The past, present,
or future, relative
to the reader
The amount of measurable time
covered by a narrative's plot.
Important events which occurred,
or critical information that was
revealed, PRIOR TO the time frame
of the narrative or drama.
A being with an identity
and a role in the plot
of a narrative or drama
The events of the circumstance often
motivate the actions of the protagonist.
A major character has a
signficant role in the conflict
A minor character is barely
noticeable in action or outcome
A dynamic character undergoes changes in
traits, or important individual qualities,
during the time frame of a narrative or drama.
A static character's traits remain consistent, or the same, throughout the time frame
The process that the writer uses to reveal
information about a character's traits.
Using direct characterization,
the writer clearly states info about a character's traits
Using indirect characterization,
the writer implies info about a character's traits
POINT OF VIEW
The perspective of the narrator,
or from which a story is told
Insight is defined as the knowledge the narrator has of the character's thoughts, emotions, and motivations
The first person narrative features
a character as the narrator
The four types of point of view differ by the level of insight the narrator has
The phrase third person means
Third Person, Camera
This point of view has a narrator with no insight,
who only can relate what is seen and heard
Third Person, Limited
The third person, limited narrator has
insight into one or perhaps two characters
most likely including the main character
Third Person, Omniscient
In this most commonly used point of view,
the narrator has unlimited insight:
knows all, experiences all, reveals all
also called ROUND
also called FLAT