Watch these videos for a review on Ming´s Biggest Prey
Then, write an essay. Read the essay question and follow the hints to answer.
How does Highsmith vividly convey the tensions between Ming and Teddie, and Teddie and Elaine in ‘Ming’s Biggest Prey’?
- Who is the narrator?
- How would the story have been different with another narrator?
- Would we (the readers) have seen the tension between Ming and Teddie without this narration?
- We are greatly affected by Ming’s point of view, because he is the narrator, and by his perception of events.
- When the audience and readers can see an understand something, but one or more of the characters can’t
- The necklace
- We naturally take the side of Ming because we know that Teddie has stolen the necklace
- What language/word choice does Highsmith use to show the tension between the characters?
- (This point is important)
- What was the purpose of Highsmith?
- Why did she write the story as she did, with Ming as the narrator? The necklace being stolen? The events being seen through the eyes of Ming?