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Point of View in A Short Story. Objective Point of View. Writer tells what happens The narrator NEVER tells the reader anything about the character’s thoughts or feelings The narrator remains as a detached observer of the story. First Person Point of View.

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objective point of view
Objective Point of View
  • Writer tells what happens
  • The narrator NEVER tells the reader anything about the character’s thoughts or feelings
  • The narrator remains as a detached observer of the story
first person point of view
First Person Point of View
  • Narrator is part of the action of the story
  • The reader should question the narrator’s account of the events
third person point of view
Third Person Point of View
  • Narrator does not participate in the action of the story as a character
  • The narrator tells the reader how the characters think and feel
  • The reader learns about the characters through this outside voice
  • Two types of point of view: limited and omniscient
third person limited
Third Person Limited
  • Narrator knowledge is limited to one character (either major or minor)
  • The story is limited to the one character who is telling the story
third person omniscient
Third Person Omniscient
  • Third person narrator knows everything about all characters
  • The reader knows about the thoughts and feelings of all the characters in the story
  • Omniscient means all-knowing
a fiction reader thinks about
A fiction reader thinks about…
  • How does the point of view affect your responses to the characters?
  • How is your response influenced by how much the narrator knows?
  • How objective is the narrator?
  • First person narrators are not always trustworthy.
  • The reader should determine what is true and what is not.
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