GEK1049: Tutorial 7, Narration
NT, Chapter 7: The
Narrator (sections 1-10,
You may also be interested in the following readings:
A Brief 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)
Tips to Choosing the Right Point of View by Nancy Kress (11 March
Time and 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 Voice
- Who or what is an 'author'? You may want to refer to the Wikipedia
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 narrator?
- 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
- 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?