Presentation on theme: "Point of View Indicator: How does the point of view of the story told affect the reader’s understanding of the characters and plot?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Point of ViewIndicator: 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 actionExposes the narrator’s thoughts, emotions, actions, reactions, and motivationsEvokes the reader’s empathy/sympathy for that character’s situationConceals hidden motives from the readerManipulates/controls what story details are relayed to the readerLeaves 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 characterThird 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 reactionsNarrator has a god-like quality knowing all
7 Read “The Scholarship Jacket” on page 68 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.