What is the story's point of view? If choosing from Objective, Third Person, First Person, Omniscient, or Limited Omniscient Point of Views, What do you think the point of view is?

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

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I would like to clear up point of view for you. First person point of view is when a character in the story is telling it, so the reader sees events from the narrator's point of view only.

Third person point of view is when a narrator outside of the story is telling it. He/she is not a character in the story. Third person limited is when the narrator focuses on the thoughts and feelings of one of the characters. Third person omniscient is when the narrator tells us what some or all of the characters are thinking or feeling.

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Jamie Wheeler | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

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I would say that Julie's tale is told in the omniscient point of view. In an omniscient point of view, "the story is told by the author, using the third person, and his knowledge and prerogatives are unlimited. He can interpret the behavior of his characters; he can comment, if he wishes, on the significance of the story he is telling."

Here is an excerpt that I think will show you this:

"Mivax straed hard at the regal black wolf, hoping to catch its eye. She must tell him somehow that she was starving and ask him for food."

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