Presentation on theme: "Literary Concept – POINT OF VIEW Point of view is the perspective from which a communication (writing, speaking, etc.) comes. Includes person, vantage."— Presentation transcript:
Literary Concept – POINT OF VIEW Point of view is the perspective from which a communication (writing, speaking, etc.) comes. Includes person, vantage point, and attitude.
Point of View Person First person point of view (“I”) – The narrator is a part of the story. –Central character (first-person protagonist) –Minor character (character not directly involved who serves as an observer and recorder)
Point of View Person Third person point of view (“he/she/they”) – The narrator is not a part of the story. –Omniscient point of view (“know all/see all”) moves freely in time/space reveals thoughts and motives of characters Knows the past, present, and future Sometimes comments on and interprets actions –Objective point of view Limited to what an invisible witness can see, hear, know
Literary Concept Vantage Point The vantage point from which an author presents a story. VANTAGE POINT - the frame of reference of the narrator in a story: close to the action, far from the action, looking back on the past, or reporting on the present. –What is seen? –When is it seen? –Through whose eyes?
Literary Concept Attitude –From what position? in life in society in experience Other? –From what belief system? philosophical religious political Other?