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Techniques of Fiction in Literature

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Techniques of Fiction in Literature

Post by the bright queen on Sat Mar 19 2011, 11:39

1-story:

It is the sequence of events in a chronological order ( the passing of time ). The writer respects this order or not depending on his aim.



2-Plot:

It is the change or the development of events or an event. Thus, having an influence on the theme. Usually, this event would create a problem that the character has to solve ( positive or negative effect on the character: complication ).



Beginning and ending:

For instance, the writer starts his story from the childhood of the main character like in Jane Eyre

Or from the adolescance like in Pride and Prejudice .




3-Characterization:

we have Round ( main characters ): they start in a way and at the end they find solution and bring change to the story.

Flat ( secondary characters ): they do not change from the beginning till the ending whatever happens the story, nothing concerns them .



What concerns us in the characterization is the characteristics of characters and the writer's value in deciding to make him/her a main or flat character.



4-The point of view:


The narrator is the one who is in charge of expressing the writer's point of view. It could be 3rd person narration, 1st person( the narrator is a character ) or omniscient narrator who knows everything about the characters, their thoughts, feelings ..... Here, the writer uses his voice, he gives life and death to his characters ( A God-like position ): he decides everything about his characters .



5-Setting:

The time and the place when and where the events take place . Setting corresponds to the characters.



6-Theme:


It is the central and dominating idea of the story .

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