What are the characteristics of POV (point of view) in "Teenage Wasteland"?

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Understanding Point of View (POV) in any work is essential to understanding the piece. POV can consist of the first person, "I," narration, where the reader or audience knows exactly how the narrator is viewing things from the narrator's perspective. Sometimes this perspective can be biased or skewed. However,  first person narration also allows us into the heart and the soul of the narrator.

POV can also shift to third person, omniscient narration, where the teller of the story can take us inside more than one character's mind. POV in crucial in this story as it allows you to understand the characters of Donny and his mother, Daisy, and how she reacts to the dilemma.

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