Questions to Consider:
- Through what point of view is this account told: first, second, or third person?
- What possibilities for participating in the world does this perspective suggest?
Social processes among characters
- Who are the people or characters in the book?
- Who is named and who isn’t?
- Who speaks? Who acts?
- Examine how power is exercised among the characters: Who dominates, colludes, resists, and takes action for individual and collective benefit?
- How are the characters in the story discussed? How do they discuss and describe themselves vs. how do others in the story talk about and describe them?
- What roles do the characters take on, try out, or perform (for example, caregiver, worker, teacher) with what they say and do?