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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close The Book Thief Point of View.

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1 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close The Book Thief Point of View

2 Examining Point of View  Definition—Vantage point from which the writer tells the story.  Various points of views First person narrator First person narrator Third person limited Third person limited Third person omniscient Third person omniscient

3 First Person  Narrator is a character in the story.  Only tells what that particular character knows or thinks.  All of our information about the events in the story come from this one person.

4 Third Person Limited  Is outside the story looking in.  Is limited to what one character knows or thinks.  Narrator zooms in on the thoughts and feelings of this one character.

5 Third Person Omniscient  “all knowing”  Is outside the story looking in (not in the story at all).  Tells what any character knows or thinks.  Can tell us the past, present, and future of all the characters.

6 Your Turn  In small groups, examine your narrator(s). From what perspective are they telling the story? How does this impact the story? What are we able to learn because of the narrator’s perspective?


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