Point of View. Point of view. the position or perspective from which a story is told. Point of view. POV is the way the author allows you to hear and see what is going on in a text. The narrator plays a huge part in determining point of view. First person. First person.
the position or perspective from which a story is told
“Now as to the matter of lying. You want to be very careful about lying; otherwise you are nearly sure to get caught. Once caught, you can never again be in the eyes to the good and the pure, what you were before.”
--Mark Twain, “Advice to Youth”
“He was dressed in an old plain khaki uniform, with several buttons lacking. He hadn't recently shaved, wore no hat, and his hair had not been brushed. He walked a little pigeon-toed, humped over, with his hands in his trousers pockets. As he entered the aisle between the rigid lines of soldiers he seemed slightly embarrassed, and grinned and nodded to a compadre here and there in the ranks.”
-”The Rise of Pancho Villa” by John Reed
“As she walked up the hill, she realized that the atmosphere was just too quiet. There was no sound from the cardinal who she so often heard singing from the top of the maple tree. She thought she saw a shadow move high up on the slope, but when she looked again it was gone. Nevertheless, she shuddered as she felt a silent threat pass over her. It felt like a cloud creeping over the sun.”
In Pixar’s Boundin’, the narrator is not a character in the story, but he is able to tell the events of the story from a
third person perspective.
Is this objective, limited or
omniscient? How do you know?