Character Analysis on the Conflicts and Themes of Godfather Death

2303 Words10 Pages
Notes adopted from Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama and A Short Guide to Writing About Literature
Fiction: A name for stories not entirely factual, but at least partially shaped, made up, or imagined. Stories can be based on factual material (I.e., the historical novel) but the factual information is of secondary importance. Ex: Gone with the Wind.
Types of Fiction:
Fable: A brief story that sets forth some pointed statement of truth. Most fables involve animals endowed with human traits of character and consciousness but do at times involve astronomical bodies and natural physical forces with character traits as in “The North Wind and the Sun.” A fable customarily ends by explicitly stating its moral.
Ex: “The
…show more content…
All-knowing or total omniscient—the narrator sees into the minds of all or some characters, moving when necessary from one to another. B. Editorial omniscient—the narrator knows the feelings of the characters, but adds an occasional comment or opinion about the characters. Ex: “Godfather Death” C. Impartial omniscient—Narrator present s the thoughts and actions of the characters, but does not judge them or comment on them. D. Limited or selective omniscient—the narrator sees through the eyes of a single character—who may be either a major or minor character.
Other characterizations of narrators: A. Innocent narrator or naïve narrator—usually a character who fails to understand all the implications of the story. Ex: Huck Finn—Huck accepts without question the morality and lawfulness of slavery; he feels guilty for helping Jim, a runaway slave. But far from condemning Huck for his defiance of the law—“All right, then, I’ll go to Hell,” Huck tells himself, deciding against returning Jim to captivity—the author, and the reader, silently applaud. B. Unreliable narrator—the point of view is from a person who, we perceive, is deceptive, self-deceptive, deluded, or deranged.

Character: The verbal representation of a human being—through action, speech, description, and commentary, authors portray characters who are worth caring about,

More about Character Analysis on the Conflicts and Themes of Godfather Death

Get Access