The purpose of this assignment is to assess your understanding of the literary device called “Point of View” (The perspective from which a story is narrated.)
Reading : A Chapter 7 Style and point of view. Page 26 & B Chapter 7 Approaches to point of view. Page 77
Answer the following questions.
I. Read the topic entitled “Point of View” in Unit 7 (Week 9) and read the attached short story entitled “Cat in the Rain” by Ernest Hemingway, then answer the following questions. (3 Points)
1- Was the short story told in the First, Second, or Third Person?
2- What pronouns does the narrator use to refer to the characters?
3- Is the narrator’s point of view reliable or unreliable? Explain.
II. Imagine that the short story was told from a different point of view, then answer the following questions. (2 Points)
1- What would change in the story? Would the readers gain new knowledge from the new point of view? Explain.
2- Would the readers feel differently about one or more of the characters if the story was told from a different point of view? Why or why not?