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  • Manipulating the reader to feel a certain way or understand the cause the narrator is trying to promote.\n\nTo make us feel sorry for the poor? To make us enjoy life through the lens of a child?\n
  • Manipulating the reader to feel a certain way or understand the cause the narrator is trying to promote.\n\nTo make us feel sorry for the poor? To make us enjoy life through the lens of a child?\n
  • Manipulating the reader to feel a certain way or understand the cause the narrator is trying to promote.\n\nTo make us feel sorry for the poor? To make us enjoy life through the lens of a child?\n
  • Manipulating the reader to feel a certain way or understand the cause the narrator is trying to promote.\n\nTo make us feel sorry for the poor? To make us enjoy life through the lens of a child?\n
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  • What is the narrator like in this paragraph?\n- anxious from the 1st person narration he tells us about being nervous\n- mentally unsound by insisting he is not mad\n- wants to compel us to believe he is of a healthy state of mind.\n- The more he wants to persuade you that he is normal, the less likely you want to believe him.\nIs this narrator reliable?\n
  • What is the narrator like in this paragraph?\n- anxious from the 1st person narration he tells us about being nervous\n- mentally unsound by insisting he is not mad\n- wants to compel us to believe he is of a healthy state of mind.\n- The more he wants to persuade you that he is normal, the less likely you want to believe him.\nIs this narrator reliable?\n
  • What is the narrator like in this paragraph?\n- anxious from the 1st person narration he tells us about being nervous\n- mentally unsound by insisting he is not mad\n- wants to compel us to believe he is of a healthy state of mind.\n- The more he wants to persuade you that he is normal, the less likely you want to believe him.\nIs this narrator reliable?\n
  • What is the narrator like in this paragraph?\n- anxious from the 1st person narration he tells us about being nervous\n- mentally unsound by insisting he is not mad\n- wants to compel us to believe he is of a healthy state of mind.\n- The more he wants to persuade you that he is normal, the less likely you want to believe him.\nIs this narrator reliable?\n
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  • Narratorreliability

    1. 1. The Narrator
    2. 2. Characteristics of the Narrator
    3. 3. Characteristics of the Narrator All stories are trying to convey a message, to make the reader feel something that the author wants to communicate
    4. 4. Characteristics of the Narrator All stories are trying to convey a message, to make the reader feel something that the author wants to communicate What is the narrator like?
    5. 5. Characteristics of the Narrator All stories are trying to convey a message, to make the reader feel something that the author wants to communicate What is the narrator like? What is his motive?
    6. 6. Characteristics of the Narrator All stories are trying to convey a message, to make the reader feel something that the author wants to communicate What is the narrator like? What is his motive? Why is he trying to convey a certain message to us and what is the message?
    7. 7. Analyzing the narrator’scharacteristics
    8. 8. Analyzing the narrator’scharacteristics Who is the narrator?
    9. 9. Analyzing the narrator’scharacteristics Who is the narrator? How is he involved?
    10. 10. Analyzing the narrator’scharacteristics Who is the narrator? How is he involved? What is your impression of him?
    11. 11. Analyzing the narrator’scharacteristics Who is the narrator? How is he involved? What is your impression of him? Is he objective? Emotional?
    12. 12. Analyzing the narrator’scharacteristics Who is the narrator? How is he involved? What is your impression of him? Is he objective? Emotional? Can he be trusted to tell the truth about the story?
    13. 13. Analyzing the narrator’scharacteristics Who is the narrator? How is he involved? What is your impression of him? Is he objective? Emotional? Can he be trusted to tell the truth about the story? Why is he telling the story?
    14. 14. Reliability of the narrator True! - nervous - very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease has sharpened my senses - not destroyed - not dulled them. I heard all things in heaven and on earth and many things in hell. Observe how well I tell this story...
    15. 15. Reliability of the narrator
    16. 16. Reliability of the narrator Reliability - extent to which the narrator can be believed in what he says.
    17. 17. Reliability of the narrator Reliability - extent to which the narrator can be believed in what he says. Unreliable: lying? Limited perspective? Misled in understanding? Mentally unsound?
    18. 18. Reliability of the narrator Reliability - extent to which the narrator can be believed in what he says. Unreliable: lying? Limited perspective? Misled in understanding? Mentally unsound? Causes the reader to doubt the story that the narrator tells and makes us wonder what else we do not know.
    19. 19. Application
    20. 20. ApplicationConsider one chapter of Heartland
    21. 21. ApplicationConsider one chapter of HeartlandWhat is Daren Shiau like as a narrator?
    22. 22. ApplicationConsider one chapter of HeartlandWhat is Daren Shiau like as a narrator? What perspective is he coming from?
    23. 23. ApplicationConsider one chapter of HeartlandWhat is Daren Shiau like as a narrator? What perspective is he coming from? Is he reliable? What are his limitations?
    24. 24. ApplicationConsider one chapter of HeartlandWhat is Daren Shiau like as a narrator? What perspective is he coming from? Is he reliable? What are his limitations? How/Why does Darren Shiau tell us the story from Wing’s perspective?

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