Limited & Omniscient Narration

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Published on March 8, 2014

Author: msbeaulieu

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Covers what limited and omniscient narration is and the most common types of narrators that are either limited or omniscient.

LIMITED & OMNISCIENT NARRATION MS. BEAULIEU HALL DALE MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS Saturday, March 5, 14

LIMITED NARRATION A SINGLE CHARACTER (TYPICALLY THE MAIN CHARACTER) TELLS THE STORY. THIRD PERSON LIMITED: MORE RESTRICTIVE, BUT CAN INCREASE SUSPENSE AND INTRIGUE (YOU FIND OUT ABOUT THE STORY AS THE CHARACTERS DO!) Saturday, March 5, 14

OMNISCIENT NARRATION AN ALL-KNOWING NARRATOR TELLS THE STORY. ALLOWS US TO PEEK INTO THE LIVES AND MINDS OF ALL OF THE CHARACTERS. WE GET A MORE IN DEPTH VIEW TO THE WHOLE PICTURE. Saturday, March 5, 14

TYPES OF NARRATORS DETACHED OBSERVER: TELLS THE STORY & NEVER GIVES THEIR OPINION THE COMMENTATOR: NEVER PHYSICALLY ENTERS THE STORY BUT IS FREE WITH COMMENTARY EXAMPLE OF A COMMENTATOR: The curtains of his bed were drawn aside; and Scrooge, starting up into a half-recumbent attitude, found himself face-to-face with the unearthly visitor who drew them: as close to it as I am now to you, and I am standing in the spirit at your elbow. A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens Saturday, March 5, 14

MORE EXAMPLES... THE INTERVIEWER: HAS COLLECTED DETAILS OF THE STORY AFTER IT HAPPENED EXAMPLE OF AN INTERVIEWER: It brought both a smell and a sound, a musical sound. Edmund and Eustace would never talk about it afterwards. Lucy could only say, “It would break your heart.” “Why,” said I, “was it so sad?” “Sad! No,” said Lucy. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C.S. Lewis Saturday, March 5, 14

JUST TWO MORE, I SWEAR. THE SECRET CHARACTER: PRETENDS TO BE REMOVED FROM THE STORY - TYPICALLY THEIR IDENTITY IS REVEALED AT THE END EXAMPLE OF A SECRET CHARACTER: “Lemony?” Violet repeated. “They would have named me Lemony? Where did they get that idea?” “From someone who died, presumably,” Klaus said. The End, by Lemony Snicket Saturday, March 5, 14

LAST ONE! UNRELIABLE NARRATOR: BIASED, MISINFORMED, INSANE, ETC. THEIR POINT OF VIEW IS FLAWED, SO WE DON’T KNOW IF WE ARE GETTING THE WHOLE (TRUE) STORY... EXAMPLES: HOLDEN CAULFIELD - THE CATCHER IN THE RYE MELINDA - SPEAK THE NARRATOR IN FIGHT CLUB Saturday, March 5, 14

SOURCES HTTP://BEKINDREWRITE.COM/2011/09/09/THE-7-NARRATOR-TYPES-ANDYOU-THOUGHT-THERE-WERE-ONLY-TWO/ HTTP://WWW.CLA.PURDUE.EDU/ENGLISH/THEORY/NARRATOLOGY/ HTTP://FLAVORWIRE.COM/410468/10-OF-LITERATURESMOST-UNRELIABLE-NARRATORS/3/ HTTP://WWW.SURVIVINGCOLLEGE.COM/11-MEMESMORGAN-FREEMANS-BIRTHDAY/ Saturday, March 5, 14

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