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What is the point of view off this story?ex. first person, third limited, third omnisient

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mobball15 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 21, 2011 at 9:24 AM via web

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What is the point of view off this story?

ex. first person, third limited, third omnisient

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cybil | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted November 21, 2011 at 10:08 AM (Answer #1)

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The point of view is third person, observer, limited omniscient. In this Saki story, the narrator is not involved in the events of the story; furthermore, the reader is provided with the thoughts of Mr. Nuttel only. With this perspective, the author is able to set up his plot that concludes with a surprise ending. Both Mr. Nuttel and the reader are astonished to see the hunters return through the open window because Vera's true personality is unknown until the last line: "Romance at short notice was her specialty." If we knew that she can lie convincingly and easily, the effect would be spoiled, so it's important that the narrator be limited in knowledge.

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