Internal focalization

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== Examples ==
 
== Examples ==
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"It would certainly have been hard to see what injury could
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arise to her from the visit she presently paid to Mr Osmond's
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hill-top. Nothing could have been more charming than this
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occasion--a soft afternoon in the full maturity of the Tuscan
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spring. The companions drove out of the Roman Gate,
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beneath the enormous blank superstructure which crowns the
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fine clear arch of that portal and makes it nakedly impressive,
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and wound between high-walled lanes into which the wealth
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of blossoming orchards overdrooped and flung a fragrance,
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until they reached the small superurban piazza, of crooked
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shape, where the long brown wall of the villa occupied in part
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by Mr Osmond formed a principal, or at least a very imposing,
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object. Isabel went with her friend through a wide, high court,
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where a clear shadow rested below and a pair of light-arched
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galleries, facing each other above, caught the upper sunshine
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upon their slim columns and the flowering plants in which they
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were dressed. There was something grave and strong in the
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place; it looked somehow as if, once you were in, you would
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need an act of energy to get out. For Isabel, however, there was
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of course as yet no thought of getting out, but only of advanc­ing."
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-Henry James, ''The Portrait of a Lady''
  
 
== Critical Debates ==
 
== Critical Debates ==

Revision as of 15:26, 4 June 2008

Internal focalization takes place when events or thoughts are mediated through the point of view of the focalizer.

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Definition

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Examples

"It would certainly have been hard to see what injury could arise to her from the visit she presently paid to Mr Osmond's hill-top. Nothing could have been more charming than this occasion--a soft afternoon in the full maturity of the Tuscan spring. The companions drove out of the Roman Gate, beneath the enormous blank superstructure which crowns the fine clear arch of that portal and makes it nakedly impressive, and wound between high-walled lanes into which the wealth of blossoming orchards overdrooped and flung a fragrance, until they reached the small superurban piazza, of crooked shape, where the long brown wall of the villa occupied in part by Mr Osmond formed a principal, or at least a very imposing, object. Isabel went with her friend through a wide, high court, where a clear shadow rested below and a pair of light-arched galleries, facing each other above, caught the upper sunshine upon their slim columns and the flowering plants in which they were dressed. There was something grave and strong in the place; it looked somehow as if, once you were in, you would need an act of energy to get out. For Isabel, however, there was of course as yet no thought of getting out, but only of advanc­ing."

-Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

Critical Debates

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Related Terms

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References

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