How do you feel while writing?

Why change perspective?

In German lessons you will also find tasks that require a change of narrative perspective among the creative. Why?

The change of perspective can lead to one better understanding of the text lead, as the presented situation is interpreted from a different perspective.

Before editing, the underlying text must first be understood so that the Text comprehension to secure. The task can only be solved on the basis of this understanding of the text.

Which perspectives are there again? Read on!

The narrative perspectives

Every epic text has one teller, a voice that tells the story to the reader.

This narrator can do it all different positions tell out, so change your perspective.

The narrative perspective is the point of view from which a literary work is told.

There are three different narrative perspectives: the authorial, personal or the First-person narration.

The authorial (omniscient) narrator

As the name suggests, the authorial narrator knows everything. He tells from a perspective outside of the narrated event.

He tells the story as if he were following the events with a camera from a higher point of view (external perspective).

The omniscient narrator can in all look inside his characters and tell what they think and feel. So he knows everything about her.

Be overriding point of view enables the authorial narrator ...

  • Show connections (e.g. relationships between characters),
  • to tell the story in flashbacks (background of the plot),
  • Anticipating events (future action).

But you are not equating the narrator with the author. The author "created" the narrator, but it is not a person!

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The personal narrator

In contrast to the authorial narrator, the personal narrator knows not everything.

The personal narrator slips into the role individual (or several) characters and tells the story from his (her) point of view in the He / she form. The action is depicted as if from the perspective of a camera that stands close behind the narrator.

As a result, the personal narrator can only know what the character, from whose point of view the story is being told, knows. All other backgrounds are not conveyed to the reader. The latter perceives the event exclusively from the point of view of this figure (inner perspective).

The first-person narrator

The first-person narrator stands in the middle of the story and tells from his / her point of view in the first person.

So what he or she thinks or feels is told. The first-person narrator does not know what the others think or feel. The first-person narrator has the camera, with which the event is recorded, in his own hand.

This narrative perspective gives the reader the impression that he is directing the events experience would.

Criteria for the change of perspective

The creative writing, to which the change of perspective belongs, must not be arbitrary. Although you should also solve the task with creativity and imagination, you still have to observe certain criteria.

  • Figures and situations must match the text template.
  • The characteristics of the type of text chosen for the design must be taken into account.
  • But creativity and a wealth of ideas are also required.
  • The new text is intended to express the understanding of the original text.

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