Analysis of Point of View in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., as Applied to Oral Interpretation

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This study analyzes the novels of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. from the aspect of point of view. Point of view refers to the reflective mind through which a reader perceives the story. Traditionally, the narrator delivers his narrative in either first or third person point of view, but Vonnegut frequently mixes points of view. Mixed point of view presents a particular challenge to the oral interpreter and the adapter/director of readers theatre scripts. The narrator and the narrative structure are discussed, as well as numerous innovative narrative techniques. Suggestions are made for script adaptations and production direction featuring the narrative structure ... continued below

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Harris, Allatia Ann August 1975.

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This study analyzes the novels of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. from the aspect of point of view. Point of view refers to the reflective mind through which a reader perceives the story. Traditionally, the narrator delivers his narrative in either first or third person point of view, but Vonnegut frequently mixes points of view. Mixed point of view presents a particular challenge to the oral interpreter and the adapter/director of readers theatre scripts. The narrator and the narrative structure are discussed, as well as numerous innovative narrative techniques. Suggestions are made for script adaptations and production direction featuring the narrative structure and point of view.

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Harris, Allatia Ann. Analysis of Point of View in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., as Applied to Oral Interpretation, thesis, August 1975; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663259/: accessed December 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .