* We start out with a short summary:
Write a short summary to show, in chronological order, what the text is about. Many will choose to put the analytical elements required into their summary, which makes it look a bit more professional. This way of writing an analysis makes it easier to keep to the essay genre. However, many of you may find it quite a lot easier to simply write a summary first, and then write an analysis at the end by making a list of the points required. It is up to you.
* Point of view.
When you want to find out a novel or short story’s point of view, you also analyze your own experiences and encounters with the characters and events. The way the ...view middle of the document...
(Does this point of view allow you to create your own opinion? Or perhaps we are taken on a ride to a destination without the opportunity to make up a mind of our own?) Is this perspective what you need to be able to understand a specific side to the main character(s)?
2. Third person: third person point of view: the text is narrated (fortalt) from the outside looking in, and is detected by the frequent use of “he” or “she”, “them” or “they”. The narrator will in this case not talk about himself or herself, and may thus not be able to get into many of the main character(s) minds as easily as in the first person point of view, which can limit the reader’s ability to identify with some characters. However, a third person point of view allows the reader to get to know much about several of the characters and the events which takes place in their lives. This is perhaps why so many authors choose to write their text in the third person point of view. Still, it is important to remember that we often only see and know about the thoughts and feelings of the main character. (How do you think this influences our understanding of the story?)
3. Omniscient: (almost God-like and all knowing – looking at everything from above or even inside their minds) – the writer is free to take us wherever he or she wants. This point of view gives us a very clear view of the story and its events, in addition to the characters, their experiences, thoughts and feelings. This is also quite frequently used inside a third person point of view, which makes us able to see, feel for, identify with and understand so much more about the events and reasons behind everything that happens. (Do you think this will allow you to find a character to identify with? Or perhaps it opens up too much and makes it hard for us to find a hero?)
* Plot: What is going on, what is this text about?
The plot in a short story, novel or play, is a plan of patterns or events. What is this story about? What is this story’s point? Is there a read thread throughout the story?
* Turning point: Changes…
The turning point is an event that either changes the story or clarifies something important. Look...