GEK1049: Tutorial 7, Narration
NT, Chapter 7:
The Narrator (sections 1-10,
18, 23-24 only).
You may also be interested in the following readings:
Introduction to Point of View by Ruth Nestvold (2002)
Exploring Point of View: Point
of View; Types
of Point of View by Susan Glaspell
First Person or
Third? by Tara K. Harper (2004)
Voice and Points of View by John Rechy (2005)
point of view: some considerations by John Lye
of View by Jim Lane Humanities Web (10 Nov 2000)
of View by Jean B. Trinidad
A: Point of View by Nancy Kress
First Person by Holly Lisle (2003)
Univ of Freiburg:
Narrative Modes; Description
as Narrative Mode
Narrators and Narrative Situation
Representation of Consciousness: 01,
Fiction: A Beginnerís Guide Part 5: Point of View and Narrative
- Who or what is an 'author'? You may want to refer to the
Author (disambiguation) for this. Is it always easy for
you to know the author's reason or intended meaning in writing a
narrative? Should the author be distinguished from the narrator?
- Can there be a narrative without a narrator?
- Is the narrator always reliable? If not, how can you know what
is 'truthful' within the world of the story?
- Does the second-person narrator exist? Should you, when
playing a computer game, be described as a second-person
- Compare and contrast the first-person narrator with the first-person
shooter, and the third-person narrator with the third-person
shooter. Just like the problem with the second-person
narrator, is there such a thing called the second-person shooter?
Of course, it is theoretically possible (a good number of things
are!), but is it a sensible (or interesting) option, especially
in relation to playing the game?
- Are there any significant differences between narration in the
cinema and in written literature?
- If a cinematic narrative is entirely seen through the lens of
a camera that shoots the movie, without the intervention of
voice-over narrators, is there a 'narrator' for the narrative?