The Collector by John Fowles. TYPES OF SPEECH AND CHARACTER STUDY. TYPES OF SPEECH. Direct speech Indirect (reported) speech Free indirect speech. FREE INDIRECT SPEECH.
TYPES OF SPEECH AND CHARACTER STUDY
Indirect (reported) speech
Free indirect speech
“Her astonishment, as she reflected on what had passed, was increased by every review of it. That she should receive an offer of marriage from Mr. Darcy! that he should have been in love with her for so many months! so much in love as to wish to marry her in spite of all the objections which had made him prevent his friend’s marrying her sister, and which must appear at least with equal force in his own case, was almost incredible!”
Jane Austin. Pride and Prejudice, Chapter XXXIV
What types of speech do we encounter in The Collector?
Example: allegoric stories, fables, tales, symbolic narratives, philosophical stories, etc.
(a recognizable type)
Type exemplifies a personality trait or an emotion (predominantly, in non-realistic literature), such as Penelope in Greek mythology, the embodiment of conjugal fidelity.
A satirical exaggeration
of certain features; grotesque.
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Characters’ actions and changes within characters occur as a result of particular reasons behind their behaviour.
Motivation is the driving force behind a character’s actions which the reader needs to pinpoint in order to understand the character (understanding does not mean approval or disapproval).