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the reader does not get to know the name of Dee’s male companion because “after I tripped over it…he told me to just call him Hakim-a-barber.” It is also not clear whether the man is a barber or not because the narrator does not ask. Moreover, the readers cannot glean much about the relationship between Dee and Hakim-a-barber and where they have been before appearing on the scene. On the other hand, the first person’s point of view allows the readers to get into the story as they are able to see the world from the narrator’s perspective.
A different type of narration, the third person, can alter the meaning of the story. It would have allowed the author to pursue multiple storylines; thus, giving the reader a broader views of the story. For example, it would have enabled the author to explore Dee’s life and by so doing, the readers would have been able to learn more about Dee’s companion. The narrator says “You must belong to those beef-cattle people down the road.” The readers may not be familiar with the kind of people that live “down the road”. The third person’s point of view would have allowed the author more room for shedding light on the beef-cattle people down the
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During the sunset, the forest turns ablaze in reds and yellows that I couldn’t possibly begin to describe. For all of this I left behind my steel cage. In the north, we were told that we must live this way. Any form of deviation, they said, could destroy our lives as well as the city.
A change in the text’s point of view can alter its entire meaning. An ironic commentary for instance can be mistaken for an uncritical observation if the irony is not marked. In “The Gift of the Magi”, the narration is in a third-person mode. The narrator is largely objective, recounting details of the Youngs’ life without too many subjective reactions.
This was made entirely evident as the airplane oftentimes shook and one wondered if the very nuts and bolts that held the jet together would unravel themselves and the very machine crash and fall to pieces over the ocean. The sounds of other passengers seemed to carry exceptionally well, as every unsettling conversation, complaint, and sick passenger could be heard.
It is the sight that particularly fills me with feelings of nostalgia. Whenever I stare at it surrounding, I happen to notice the trees beckoning me. As I walk, the leaves on the ground seem to produce the sound that welcomes me back, saying ‘long time no see!
Green long lasting hundreds of years old trees, floating sound of short waterfalls, small self-constructed aqueducts carrying cold, icy and hurtling water moving down the mountains as I touched the water a ray of frost went through my soul. Above all the sun cuddling with clouds, materializing rain drops into rainbow (Law et al., 2007), disseminating colors like shower took my heart that made me feel swimming into this colorful pond of nature.
There are various kinds of perceptions qualitative perception which is the perception of qualities that we attribute to objects, temporal perception the perception of time, auditory perception how people interpret and respond to sounds. The perception of an individual greatly influences the way he acts and responds to various outside stimuli and the way he puts forth his view to other individuals.(Morgan & King) This is very widely seen in the profession of writers and reporters as they have the power and platform to influence the public by what they say and how they say it.
As I walk, the leaves on the ground seem to produce the sound that welcomes me back, saying ‘long time!’ The few daffodils at the entrance smile at me. The leaves and the remaining trees, as well as everything in the
A clear description is given out by the narrator of Paulus and Thebedi education background, physical appearance, daily lives and much more of their lives. The narrator gives instances of their childhood
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