Presentation on theme: "A story is told through the eyes and mouth of a certain character or a narrator. It is the voice of the story."— Presentation transcript:
A story is told through the eyes and mouth of a certain character or a narrator. It is the voice of the story.
Point of view is the vantage point from which a story is told. In the first person point of view, the story is told by one of the characters. In third person point of view, the story is told by a narrator who stands outside the story and reveals the events as they unfold.
In the first-person point of view, the story is told by one of the characters. The character uses pronouns such as I or me and usually is in much, if not all, of the action in the story. The narrator is a character in the story. The character/protagonist must experience everything with his/her senses or be told about something. As the reader, you experience the story only from what that character knows, thinks, and feels.
In the third-person point of view, the story is told by a narrator who is not a character in the story. Depending on the type of third person point of view, the narrator may reveal -- the thoughts and feelings of: 1) only one character, or 2), all characters or 3) they may only be able to report what is seen or heard, like a reporter.
Third person limited: The reader observes the story from the senses and thoughts of a single character. The narrator knows everything about one character, including thoughts and feelings, but knows the other characters only through that one person.
In third person omniscient, the narrator will relate the thoughts and feelings of all the characters. The narrator knows everything; all thoughts, feelings, and actions. The author may choose to relate all or some of these things to the reader.
A good writer can tell a completely objective story in which the reader is able to determine the feelings and sometimes even the thoughts of the characters through what those characters say and do. Third person objective: The narrator only reveals to the reader what happens and what is said; we do not know any thoughts or feelings of the characters. The narrator never enters a single mind.
Second person point of view: Story told from the perspective of you. It is rarely used in literature. It is when the author directly speaks to the reader. An example would be a how to book in which the writer refers to the audiance as you.
Point of view is the voice of the story. It is from the perspective of the person doing the speaking. Only one character in the story and used first person pronouns like I or We? - First Person Story is told by a narrator who knows everything about one character and uses second person pronouns like he and she? – Third person limited Remember to ask yourself; Who is telling the story? Story told by a narrator who knows everything about every character? – Third person Omniscient Story where the author does not enter a single characters mind? Third person objective