On Henry James’ the Third Person Narration in the Prelude of Ambassador

Yu-di LI


The third person narration is common used in varied modern fictions and stories. It was illustrated by the forerunner Henry James in the prelude of Ambassador, in which he proposed the method of using the third person narration to develop the plot of the story. According to his theory, this paper further on analyzed his third person narration and find out the advantages and disadvantages of the third person narration so as to give an object and comprehensive understanding of this point of view.
Keywords: Henry James, the third person narration, advantage and disadvantage
RésuméLe point de vue narratif à la troisième personne est utilisé abondamment dans les romans et histoires modernes. Dans la préface des Ambassadeurs le précurseur de cette façon de narration Henry James a mis en lumière le théorie de pousser le développement de l’intrigue avec la narration à la troisième personne. Par conséquent, l’article présent analyse les avantages et désavantages de cette narration et tente de lui donner une compréhension objective et globale.
Mots-clés: Henry James, point de vue narratif à la troisième personne, avantages et désavantages
摘 要 第三人稱敍述視點廣泛的用於現代小說和故事中。在《使節》序言中,第三人稱敍述視點的先驅亨利•詹姆斯闡述了如何用這種視點推動情節發展的理論。據此,本文進一步分析了這種視點的利和弊,試圖給它一個客觀而全面的理解。

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.ccc.1923670020060204.008

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