ModeModrn GreeMk Literature
through a close reading of Samarakis “The Passport”, examine how the author creates his narrator. Write an analysis of the narrative voice/point of view in the story. Think about the following questions, do not simply answer, rather use to get started:
1. What is the point of view of the author? Does it shift or stay focused?
2. What apparent advantages exist in telling the story from the POV chosen?
3. What potentially interesting aspects of the subject matter have been subordinated or omitted by choice of the POV?
4. How is the POV complimented by the style and diction (choice of words)?
5. To what extent has the author appeared to identify him/herself with the narrator? What has the author gained by keeping a distinction between him/herself and the personality of the narrator? What do we learn about the narrator?