Celebrated Jumping Frog

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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is written in objective omniscient with a little bit of limited omniscient point of view because the narrator, for a short time, sees into the thoughts of characters, and also explains what happens throughout the story. The storyteller is an unidentified person and nothing is known about them. Objective omniscient point of view is seen throughout the story. “And the feller took it, and looked at it careful, and turned it round this way and that…” shows objective omniscient because it’s just describing the actions that are going on in the story. Another example would be “Smiley he went to the swamp and slopped around in the mud for a long time…” where, again, actions are being described. There…show more content…
In the story, there are two other characters and they are telling the story about the frog racing. I thought that the characters were probably from the south, so I tried to use a country accent when performing, this would be the biological element, or ethnicity. The way Mark Twain wrote this story insinuates that they are from the south. I can’t help but read the following quote in a country accent by the stranger- "Well, I don't see no p'ints about that frog that's any better'n any other frog." Since the stranger decided to cheat in the frog races, that shows you what kind of man he was, which would be classified as deliberative, or what kind of values he has. “...he got the frog out and prized his mouth open and took a tea-spoon and filled him full of quail shot…” Filling the frog full of quail shot was his way of winning forty dollars. The motivational element, or goals, would be when they made the race a bet- “I'll risk forty dollars that he can outjump any frog in Calaveras county.” The stranger kind of seemed like a jerk, the type of person who thinks they’re better than other people. This would be the temperamental element, which is what their personality is like. “The feller took the money and started away; and when he was going out at the door, he sorter jerked his thumb over his shoulders this way at Dan'l, and says again, very deliberate, "Well, I don't see no p'ints about that frog that's any
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