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Point of View Indicator: How does the point of view of the story told affect the reader’s understanding of the characters and plot?

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1 Point of View Indicator: How does the point of view of the story told affect the reader’s understanding of the characters and plot?

2 First Person Point of View When a story is told by one of its characters, it is said to be told in first person, using “I” throughout.

3 Advantages Disadvantages Gives the reader an up close and personal view of the action Exposes the narrator’s thoughts, emotions, actions, reactions, and motivations Evokes the reader’s empathy/sympathy for that character’s situation Conceals hidden motives from the reader Manipulates/controls what story details are relayed to the reader Leaves out important information from other perspectives

4 Third Person Point of View When a story is told by a narrator outside of the story, it is said to be told in third person.

5 Two Types of Third Person Point of View Third Person Omniscient ~ narrator knows all about every character Third Person Limited ~ narrator knows all about a few characters

6 Characteristics of Third Person Point of View Readers learn about multiple characters’ thoughts, feelings, motivations, actions, and reactions Narrator has a god-like quality knowing all

7 Read “The Scholarship Jacket” on page 68. Identify the point of view used in the story and find two examples to support your answer. Be prepared to share in class.


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