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The Pedestrian vs the Veldt

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The Pedestrian vs. The Veldt The Pedestrian | | The Veldt | Author | | | Author | | Title’s importance/Symbolism | | | Title’s importance/symbolism | | CharactersCharacterization: What do the characters look like? Qualities, virtues / flaws? How do they speak? Attitudes, habits, behaviour, characteristics?Are the characters stereotyped or individualized?`Round´ (complex, many-sided) vs. `flat´ (one-sided, stereotyped) characters (= does the character change or develop? How?) What are the relationships / interactions between the characters? | Protagonist | Antagonist | | CharactersCharacterization: What do the characters look like? Qualities, virtues / flaws? How do they speak? Attitudes, habits, behaviour, characteristics?Are the characters stereotyped or individualized?`Round´ (complex, many-sided) vs. `flat´ (one-sided, stereotyped) characters (= does the character change or develop? How?) What are the relationships / interactions between the characters? | Protagonist | Antagonist | | | | | | Setting (the background against which the story unfolds)When does the action take place – past / present / future – season, year, period? What is the time span of the story?Are there any jumps in time (flashbacks / flash forwards)?Place? House, outside, town, countryside? One place or several? Is the setting important for the plot or secondary?Environment / milieu (social class, traditional or modern society, modern life vs. old-fashioned, etc.)?Lifestyle, norms, values | | | Setting (the background against which the story unfolds)When does the action take place – past / present / future – season, year, period? What is the time span of the story?Are there any jumps in time (flashbacks / flash forwards)?Place? House, outside, town, countryside? One place or several? Is the setting important for the plot or secondary?Environment / milieu (social class, traditional or modern society, modern life vs. old-fashioned, etc.)?Lifestyle, norms, values | | PlotBasic plot scheme: * Starting point (the initial situation)? * Conflict: what problems/complications arise? How do they arise? * The climax (confrontation, fight, …) * Resolution: Is / How is the conflict solved? * Happy or unhappy ending? * Open ending?The conflict: * What kind of conflict? `Inner conflict´ (the characters are struggling within themselves) or `relational conflict´ (the character is struggling with someone else) * Conflict between man and man? / man and nature? / man and society? / … * Causes of the conflict? * Is the conflict solved in the end? * Have things changed or not? | | | PlotBasic plot scheme: * Starting point (the initial situation)? * Conflict: what problems/complications arise? How do they arise? * The climax (confrontation, fight, …) * Resolution: Is / How is the conflict solved? * Happy or unhappy ending? * Open ending?The conflict: * What kind of conflict? `Inner conflict´ (the characters are struggling within themselves) or `relational conflict´ (the character is struggling with someone else) * Conflict between man and man? / man and nature? / man and society? / … * Causes of the conflict? * Is the conflict solved in the end? * Have things changed or not? | | Narrator & Point of View From which angle are the characters and the action observed?Narrator: who tells the story? * Omniscient (=all-knowing) narrator (i.e. moves freely in time and space)? Or a narrator with limited knowledge? * First-person vs. third-person narrator? Is the (first-person) narrator a character in the story (does he take part in the events)? / Is she/he an anonymous observer?Narrative perspective : * Through whose eyes are characters and events seen ? * When is the story told ? (the situation of the narrator `now´ vs. `then´?) | | | Narrator & Point of View From which angle are the characters and the action observed?Narrator: who tells the story? * Omniscient (=all-knowing) narrator (i.e. moves freely in time and space)? Or a narrator with limited knowledge? * First-person vs. third-person narrator? Is the (first-person) narrator a character in the story (does he take part in the events)? / Is she/he an anonymous observer?Narrative perspective : * Through whose eyes are characters and events seen ? * When is the story told ? (the situation of the narrator `now´ vs. `then´?) | | Message(s) | | | Message(s) | | Theme(s) | | | Theme(s) | |

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