How does the third person point of view affect what we know about Ned and his life in "The Swimmer"? 

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The third person point of view can be either omniscient or limited. An omniscient third person perspective means that the narrator can reveal the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in a story, while a limited third person point of view only discloses the thoughts and feelings of one character. In "The Swimmer" the third person point of view is limited, as the narrator only reveals Ned's thoughts and feelings. 

In this case, the effect of the limited third person point of view restricts our understanding of Ned's life and what's happened to him, because Ned is an unreliable character. As the story progresses, it becomes...

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