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Response To The First Page Of "Fathers And Sons" By Ivan Sergeyevich

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In the novel "Fathers and Sons", by Ivan Sergeyevich, the point of view is third person omniscient because the narrator is all knowing, "While he is sitting there with his knees drawn under him..." (9). Personally I feel that the story is better conveyed when the narrator is omniscient because then I can understand the roles of the characters better as I am more aware of what they are thinking. Also the narrator is a self-conscious narrator because he addresses the reader, "the reader may care to become better acquainted with his ...view middle of the document...

This, in turn, creates anticipation in the reader because we do not know who or what they are waiting for. Then the narrator goes on to tell us about Nikolai and his family. In particular, I found that the author's method of introducing Nikolai, which was to describe the current situation and then tell us his background, very effective.Furthermore, the diction is difficult. Russian words are occasionally used, "queried the barin" (9), so sometimes we must guess the meaning of the word according to the context of the material, if a footnote definition has not been provided. This can be challenging at times. In addition to challenging Russian words, the novel also has difficult diction, for example phrases such as, "in a supercilious manner" (9). Clearly, supercilious is not a word that I would use in my daily vocabulary, and as a result, I have found it challenging to understand its meaning without reference to a dictionary.In conclusion, this novel is written in third person omniscient, it has an effective order of events, and challenging diction. To this point I find the story to be interesting, and I anticipate that the novel will continue to be appealing and I look forward to reading the rest of the novel.

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