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The short story, “Young Goodman Brown,” is told from the Third Person Omniscient point-of-view. The Third Person Omniscient narrator has the ability to both describe the outward appearances of the characters and to explain the character’s motives, desires, fears, and hopes. The difference between a limited and an omniscient narrator is the degree of insight that each is able to provide. The omniscient narrator is all-knowing, able to offer the reader absolute and unquestionable insight into a character. For instance, the narrator in this instance provides information on Goodman Brown’s thoughts and reactions as he encounters the characters of Good Cloyse and Deacon Gookin.
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