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  • 1. The Tools of Fiction Raffaele Nardella http://www.puntoacapo.biz/public/libro.jpg
  • 2. Introduction
    • The Novel  18th century Europe - Middle Class
      • Fiction  FINGERE + Representation of REAL
      • Prose (Poetic elements)
      • Narrative
        • Characters
        • Actions
        • Plot
      • Long Investigation of a human issue
    • The Features of a Narrative Text
      • Setting
      • Characters
      • Narrator
    Raffaele Nardella
  • 3.
    • Place and Time
    • Time setting
      • Day
      • Season
      • Year
    • Context  Social historical factors
    • Place Setting
      • Interior
      • Exterior
    • Detailed Description  Protagonist
    Setting Raffaele Nardella Description of landscapes, interiors, objects
  • 4. The Characters
    • Presentation
      • Direct (the writer says)
      • Indirect (the reader infer)
      • Mixing of both  realistic & psycological
    • Role
      • Major / Minor
      • Flat / Round
        • Flat = Types, Caricatures  single psycological trait
        • Round = more complex  changing personality influencing the plot
    Raffaele Nardella
  • 5. The narrator
    • The narrator  voice = point of view
      • Internal = inside the story
      • External = outside the story
    • 1st-person narrator
      • “ I” mode
      • Reader close to the narrator
      • Impression of reality
      • Restrict reader’s perspective
    • 3rd-person narrator  Omniscent
      • Obtrusive, focusing on the act of narration
      • Unobtrusive, like a camera, no interfering
    Raffaele Nardella