The Power of Point of View

Month: September 2013

Creating Diversity: Appraisal Theory and the account of King Herod and the Magi (Matt 2:1-18) – JAMES D. DVORAK

The key point of Yamasaki’s Perspective Criticism is that storytellers craft points of view as a means of providing “evaluative guidance” for their putative audience in order to generate within them a sense of empathy for a particular character and that character’s beliefs, behaviors, etc. (p. 12). This gets at a main function of narrative… Read More ›

Ideological Point of View in the Account of the Four Lepers (2 Kings 7:3-9) -JESSE LONG JR.

In his Oct 25/2012 post, Gary Yamasaki correctly understands the account of the four lepers in 2 Kings 7 as crafted so that the implied reader experiences the event through the point of view of the characters in the story. On the informational point of view plane, the narrator withholds from the reader that the… Read More ›