Are you currently reading one of the classics? When you finish the first 40 pages, do the following journal challenge:
- In your submission (use the comment button), name the title and author of your book.
- Write a journal question about narrative point of view.
- Answer your own journal question with a response that includes a quote from the book you’re reading.
Want an example? Here’s one:
- My book is Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
- My question is: From whose point of view is the story told, and which narrative point-of-view is being used? Give an example from the book, demonstrating that point of view.
- My answer to my own question goes like this: The story is told from Jim, the boy’s point of view. It’s first person personal. For example, Jim uses the word “I” even when describing other characters, like when he describes Silver’s parrot: “From trunk to trunk the creature flitted like a deer, running manlike on two legs, but unlike any man that I had ever seen, stooping almost double as it ran” (Ch. XV, p. 140).