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A Study On Creative Writing Types of Second-person Fiction - Focused on 'You' identity and Narrator Positions -

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2009, (71), pp.417-435
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Lee, Mi-ran 1

1전남대학교

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ABSTRACT

Second-person fiction is a narrative in which the protagonist, or main character called 'you', is the object of the narrative. The purpose of this study is to classify creative writing types of Korean second person fiction. This study classifies second person fiction into four groups through analysis focusig on the 'you' identity and narrator positions. The first is a type of 'The disguised I and Auto-diegetic narrator'. It is the case in which narrator tells his story, calling himself 'you' in the story. The second is a type of the 'Protagonist-you and Peripheral narrator', in which narrator tells what he knows, or sees about 'you' in the story. The third is a type of the 'Protagonist-you and Extradiegetic narrator', in which the narrator tells about 'you' as a focal character, or what they obserbe the 'protagonist-you' outside the story. The fourth is a type of the 'Addressed reader-you and Metafictional narrator', in which the narrator, as implied writer, composes the narrative by inviting readers into the story. Second person fiction has a unique effect using the influence of second person pronouns. It affects how the reader feels about the narative and charges them to take personal responsibility. This is especially true, when using the present tense, The reader becomes absorbed in the 'you' feeling and entices them in to a vivid active scene, which is as real as if it were taking place before their very eyes. The function of the second pronoun or second person point of view, highlights the multitudinous choices available to the narrator. However, this analysis is in no way complete, and needs futher careful analysis and further discussion.

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