Who wrote or narrates the story?
What audience is it for?
What purpose does it serve?
Compare TKAM and Harriet. How do they answer the questions differently? Does that matter?
Extra Credit: Go see the Harriet movie. Write down your answers, take a selfie with your family or friends, and attach the picture and ticket to your paper. :) AMC has discounts on Tuesdays!
Can't afford it? Lopez and I are working on ticket donations so that all students can see Harriet!
Hamilton tickets go on sale on 11/18! It is coming to Pantages and tickets start at $55!
Point of View is critical. It frames the narrative and automatically sets up a connection between the narrator and the reader-- whether the narrator is good or evil, right or wrong, or even if they are not the hero of the story-- like To Kill a Mockingbird.
We need to ask ourselves questions - regardless of the media or genre- about the p.o.v. and its purpose.