World literature (W1Drama. Analysis: How to read fiction and think (3.Who…
W1Drama. Analysis: How to read fiction and think
WHO—Character and Narrator
What does the character want? Does the character get it? How does the character change?
The narrator: What is the point of view? Do you trust the narrator? Why did the author pick that narrator instead of a dif one?
WHAT - the Plot
What is the main concept of the story? How does the author achieve this? Does the way the characters act make sense to the plot? Does the plot make you think of sthg you’ve read or seen before?
WHEN&WHERE - the setting
When & where? Can you picture yourself in this setting? Would you be able to draw the setting as it is described? What stands out about this setting? Why do you think the author set the story in that particular time?
HOW - the language
Who gets the most ‘speaking lines’? Why? How is the prose constructed? Is it choppy? Long sentences? Short? Mixed? Why? What is the rhythm of the prose?How many words did you have to look up? What level of education do you think the prose is aimed at?
Why? Why? Why? Why?
WHY is this person telling me this?
WHY is the person saying it in a particular way?
WHY is the person not saying it another way?
WHY should you care about what the author says?
The writer used a first person point of view—So What?
There is a lack of description for where the character is—So What?
The ending wasn’t what you thought—So What?
What to avoid?
I'm not an expert mode
What if I am wrong