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What is the point of view in The Giver By Lois Lowry?

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Lois Lowry's employment of third-person limited narrator is effective in narrowing any introspection of a character to only the protagonist, Jonas. This is effective for the purpose of the novel because the society of the narrative has been made to be limited in feeling and thought as they must communicate in euphemistic terms only, and anything else such as color and sexual feelings have been eliminated.

By having only Jonas's inward consciousness available to the reader the contrast between the artificially "safe" world in which Jonas lives...

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it is third person limited.  it is told in third person, but you never see other's thoughts.  also, you do not see what happens when Jonas is not in a room