What is the point of view in J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan?

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The point of view of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan is an interesting combination of omniscient third-person narration and first-person narration. Though the narrator uses the pronoun of "I' often, many descriptions of events, characters, settings, and other elements of the novel are presented with a distant and all-knowing tone that rings of omniscient narration. As well, despite the use of this personal pronoun that suggests first person narration, the identity of the narrator is not revealed, which is also typical of omniscient narration.

This unique blend of narrative styles allows the storytelling narrator to discuss everything that happens in a confident and all-encompassing manner while also reacting to various moments alongside the characters in the novel. In this way, the narrator enjoys a personal connection to events while also being in a position to know more than anyone else in the book.

The point of view of the novel is that of a third-person omniscient narrator. This means that the...

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