Presentation on theme: "The vantage point from which events are presented"— Presentation transcript:
1 The vantage point from which events are presented Point of ViewThe vantage point from which events are presented
2 Types of NarratorsFirst person: may tell own story or someone else’s. But beware! The first-person narrator never knows the full story.Omniscient: narrator knows everything, and moves from one character’s mind to another.Objective: the point of view remains entirely outside the character’s mind. Readers have to interpret characters’ thoughts or attitudes on their own.
3 Unreliable NarratorsDefinition: a first-person narrator whose perspective is self-serving, mistaken, confused, unstable, or even insane.Cask of Amontillado: narrator is manipulative and deceives even himself.Rose for Emily: narrator is confused, and has been indoctrinated by his own society’s assumptions.
4 Limited OmniscientDefinition: a third-person narration that focuses only on a single character’s perspective. You can see inside the mind of that character, but no other character.Example: Young Goodman Brown