What is the point of view in The Old Man and the Sea?

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bmadnick | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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The point of view is third person omniscient. Third person means a narrator who isn't a character in the story is telling the story. Omniscient, meaning "all-knowing", is when the narrator knows what many or all of the characters are thinking and feeling. This type of narration gives the reader a broader view of all the characters, not just one.

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arjun | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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The narrator is a story teller.In novel everything is in the hand of the story teller and characters seem to be slave where as in drama the characters are let discuss freely and they are responsible of their actions.Drama is performd on the stage where as the novel is not.First of it ,it is dramatized and then is performed.So the narrator is always present there and tells the story.He is known the third person.So everything is to his approach.

This literary genre is very fruitful while travelling because one

gets a lot entertainment and instruction besides makes his 

travelling easier.So he narrates all characters with great spirit and technique.The reader understands every thing easily,that`s why this form has got a lot popularity and fame.