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What kind of narrator is used in "Love of Life"?I can't tell if the narrator...

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lexishanklin | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 23, 2008 at 4:06 PM via web

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What kind of narrator is used in "Love of Life"?

I can't tell if the narrator is third person limited or omniscient. If you could help me understand why it is one or the other, I would greatly appreciate it.

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 http://london.sonoma.edu/Writings/LoveLife/life.html

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ms-mcgregor | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted September 24, 2008 at 3:06 AM (Answer #1)

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The point of view of the "Love of Life" is omniscient third person. The narrator knows everything, but concentrates primarily on the man and his fight for life against nature. The narrator also knows what the scientific men are saying and doing at the end of the story. This is something the man is probably unaware of and so this makes the narrator omniscient.

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