2 Objective Point of View Writer tells what happensThe narrator NEVER tells the reader anything about the character’s thoughts or feelingsThe narrator remains as a detached observer of the story
3 First Person Point of View Narrator is part of the action of the storyThe reader should question the narrator’s account of the events
4 Third Person Point of View Narrator does not participate in the action of the story as a characterThe narrator tells the reader how the characters think and feelThe reader learns about the characters through this outside voiceTwo types of point of view: limited and omniscient
5 Narrator knowledge is limited to one character (either major or minor) Third Person LimitedNarrator knowledge is limited to one character (either major or minor)The story is limited to the one character who is telling the story
6 Third Person Omniscient Third person narrator knows everything about all charactersThe reader knows about the thoughts and feelings of all the characters in the storyOmniscient means all-knowing
7 A fiction reader thinks about… How does the point of view affect your responses to the characters?How is your response influenced by how much the narrator knows?How objective is the narrator?First person narrators are not always trustworthy.The reader should determine what is true and what is not.