Chapter Five discusses the importance of point of view in literature and, more specifically, in the short story. Choose
one short story from the course text about which you have not yet written, and analyze it in terms of point of view.
When writing your post, consider the following questions
- How would you categorize the point of view [e.g., first-person, second-person (i.e., “you”), third-person limited, third-person omniscient]?
- Is the point of view consistent throughout the story (told from the same point of view), or does it shift at any points in the narrative? (If so, make note of when and how those changes occur.)
- How does point of view shape your reading of the work? In what ways does it contribute to or detract from your reading of the work?
- How does point of view relate to the story’s themes or content?
Initial posts must be 200 to 300 words in length and posted by Day 3. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. In your response, indicate what you have learned from your classmates’ answers and share how their responses have improved your understanding of the importance of editing as you work through your final drafts this week. Be specific in your responses. Response posts must be 125 to 200 words in length and posted by Day 7.