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Point of View A point of view is the view or angle on how a story is told or interpreted. However there are different kinds of points of views that an author can use.
First Person Narrative First person/narrator is a person who tells the story from himself using words such as “I” or “we.” This allows the reader to understand the persons opinions, thoughts, or feelings in the book from the narrators perspective or main character of the story.
Second-Person This point of view uses the main character of the story to engage the readers by using terms such as “you” It also means that a main character could also be referred to by a second character using the pronoun “you” Second person helps engage us in the context so that the message the author is trying to convey to the audience is more clear and direct.
Third-Person Omniscient When a narrator tells the story, he/she knows everything about the characters, events, and can move anywhere in time or place. The narrator can understand the mind or emotions of all the characters. This provides us a larger perspective with all the characters in the story from the narrator’s view because the narrator knows what the other characters are thinking.
Third-Person Limited Third person limited is a point of view that limits the reader to only the observation, thoughts, and feelings of only one character. We can better understand the character’s thoughts in the text, however we cannot see what the other characters opinions/feelings are in the story.
What Point of View is this? “Throw open the door of the boudoir, Aminadab,” Said Alymer, “and burn a pastille.” “Yes, master,” answered Aminadab, looking intently at the lifeless form of Georgiana; and then he muttered to himself: “If she were my wife, I’d never part with that Birthmark.” (210) Third-Person Omniscient, because not only is the story told from the narrator, but he also knows Aminadab, a science helper, thoughts about Georgiana birthmark while Alymer gave orders. The story from the birthmark.
Is this third person also? “So we heading down the street and she’s boring us silly about what things cost and what our parents make and how much goes for rent and how money ain’t divided up right in this country. And then she gets to the part about we all poor and live in the slums, which I don’t feature.” (398) This would be an example of a third- person limited because the narrator tells the story through a girl name Sylvia and that we can see her thoughts. This quote is from the lesson.
Poe’s Cask of Amontillado “You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat” (217) It feels like Poe is talking to the readers because he tells the readers that we should know the nature of his soul. This gives us a sense that this part of the story was told in a second-point of view.
Poe’s Cask of Amontillado “I Thrust a torch through the remaining aperture and let it fall within. There came forth in return only a jingling of the bells. My heart grew sick; it was the dampness of the catacombs that made it so. I hastened to make an end of my labor. I forced the last stone into its position; I plastered it up.” (222) The quote gives us the impression that this is told at a first person point of view because the author, Poe, uses the word “I” a lot in this quote as well as sharing some of his thoughts.