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First-Person Central.

The Reader is led into not only the world of the story but also the mind of the first - person Narrator, who is the Central character. The Central character's thoughts, feelings, actions, and observations of what is happening around him and of Minor character's actions supply all the evidence of the story. This kind of narration may be objective, external, and dramatic, if it is limited only to what the Central character tells or what he does and observes. It can, in addition, be subjective, internal, and analytic, if the Central character also discloses his thoughts and feelings, imaginings, and evaluations.


First Person Minor

The Reader is led into the world of the story by the first person Narrator, who is a minor character observing the external actions of the Central character and telling the Central character's story. The first-person-minor Narrator also observes the external actions of the Minor character with whom the Central character comes in contact This method of narration is objective, external, and dramatic

Third - Person Limited.

It is the point of view in which the unidentified author refers to his characters in the third person but limits himself by telling only what can be seen or heard from inside of the world of the story. Speaking impersonally, not entering the minds of the characters, the author is like a television camera making an objective report.

4. Third - Person Central:

The Reader is led by the Narrator not only into the world of the story, but also into the mind of the Central character, whose thoughts, feelings, actions, and observations of what is happening around him - including the actions of Minor character - and to him and within him are recorded and evaluted.

Third - Person Omniscient.

It is the all-knowing, all-seeing narrator, the author himself with full power of authority. It is a point of view possible only in the imaginative world of literature. The author may tell about all of the characters and may relate at which none of the characters are present.

One can analyse the point of view by answering

the following questions about a given story:

1. Who is the narrator of the story? Is the narrator the central character? Is it a minor character? Is it an unseen character (narrator) outside the world of the story?

2. What is the reader s relationship to the characters and action in the world of the Story? How close is he led to them by the author? Does the reader learn what the characters think or only what they do and perceive?

3. What is the attitude of the narrator towards the characters, action, and theme of the story he tells? Is the attitude of the narrator supposed to be the same as the author s? Is the reader s attitude supposed to be the same as the narrator s?

4. How reliable is the narrator? Does he seem to tell all he knows? Does he seem to misinterpret any significant facts? If so, why? Why does he choose to tell what he does tell?

5. What has the author accomplished by using the point of view he has used? Is it appropriate to the total effect of the story?

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