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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?
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.