Each of the following questions has a paragraph from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the sentence that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.
Characters are also part of deep structure. Characters tie events in a story together and provide a thread of continuity and meaning. Stories can be about individuals, groups, projects, or whole organizations, so from an organizational studies perspective, the focal actor(s) determine the level and unit of analysis used in a study. Stories of mergers and acquisitions, for example, are commonplace. In these stories whole organizations are personified as actors. But these macrolevel stories usually are not told from the perspective of the macro-level participants, because whole organizations cannot narrate their experiences in the first person.
(1) More generally, data concerning the identities and relationships of the characters in the story
are required, if one is to understand role structure and social networks in which that process is
(2) Personification of a whole organization abstracts away from the particular actors and from traditional
notions of level of analysis.
(3) The personification of a whole organization is important because stories differ depending on who
is enacting various events.
(4) Every story is told from a particular point of view, with a particular narrative voice, which is not
regarded as part of the deep structure.
(5) The personification of a whole organization is a textual device we use to make macro-level
theories more comprehensible.