The Power of Point of View

Month: April 2013

Does Acts 6:5 function to establish Stephen as a Point-of-View Character? – GARY YAMASAKI

The Apr 15/2013 post suggested the “badge of reliability” may qualify as an ideological-plane device for leading readers to experience a specific narrative event through the point of view of a particular character. This post looks to a textual feature of the Book of Acts as a possible means by which the badge of reliability might… Read More ›

Moving conversation with Tannehill to “Micro-View” of Ideological Plane (part 5) – GARY YAMASAKI

In response to my question “through whose perspective an audience is being led to experience the action” (Apr 4/2013), Robert Tannehill responded that it is the “ideological perspective of the implied author. . .the perspective of the work as a whole as a complex of interacting parts, dynamically arranged” (Apr 8/2013). And while what he… Read More ›

In Response to Yamasaki’s Query on Ideological-Plane Dynamics (part 4) – ROBERT TANNEHILL

This comment continues the conversation with Gary Yamasaki which began with his post of Mar 14/2013. I recognize the distinction that Yamasaki makes in his Apr 4/2013 post between the ideological plane and the ideological “matrixes” of the implied author and the characters. If one wished to do a thorough analysis of the ideological plane… Read More ›

Rejoinder to Tannehill’s post on Ideological (or Evaluative) Plane of Point of View (part 3) – GARY YAMASAKI

In his Mar 19/2013 post, Robert Tannehill provides some helpful correctives to the portrait of ideological point of view presented in my post of Mar 14/2013. However, there are also some portions of his post against which I would like to provide some push-back. Tannehill is surely right when he asserts that “all the other… Read More ›