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Point of View - WHBI ELA 5

point of view, first-person point of view, third-person point of view, omniscient third-person point of view, limited third-person point of view, setting and mood
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It gives the perspective from which a literary work is told.
Point of View
First-person point of view
The narrator (the voice that is telling the story) is a character who is part of the action and uses the first-person pronouns I, me, and my. The reader sees everything through this character's eyes.
First-person point of view
The narrator is someone outside the action, rather than a character.
Third-person point of view
Omniscient third-person point of view
the narrator is an all-knowing observer who can relate what every character thinks and feels
Omniscient third-person point of view
Limited third-person point of view
the narrator relates some thoughts and feelings of only one character - but that character is not actually telling the story
Limited third-person point of view
Example of limited third-person
Explorer and navigator Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 in the Republic of Genoa, Italy. His first voyage into the Atlantic Ocean in 1476 nearly cost him his life. Columbus participated in several other expeditions to Africa. 1492, Columbus left Spain in the Santa Maria, with the Pinta and the Niña along side. He has been credited for opening up the Americas to European colonization.
Example of first-person point of view
I was escorted by the police through a side exit after the court was over (I can only turn my head to my family to have the last look as I am no longer allowed to communicate with them). I was bought to the basement of the sub-court.. Still being handcruff, I have to do my in-process (surrender all my belongings/ taking height/ weight/ etc,.), and I have to thumb-print (no signature allowed) the documents. I was not allowed to make any phone calls. Once done, I was bought to one of the lock-up cell. I was not alone in the lock-up cell.. There were about 20 other people (all ages, races include foreigners, some in outside clothes and some in prisoner clothes= white t-shirt and brown long pants with transport jelly slippers) with me in that cell (about 350 sqf). There was a toilet (without door) in the cell.

My mind was lost and nervous. There were a lot of eyes looking at me when I entered the cell. I don't know what's coming next, and I can only stand alone at one side quietly. There are others like me lost and nervous from their expression while some chat with each others happily (guess they are not first timer). I can't wait to get out of here.
Example of First Person Point of View
"I could picture it. I have a rotten habit of picturing the bedroom scenes of my friends. We went out to the Cafe Napolitain to have an aperitif and watch the evening crowd on the Boulevard." (Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises ).The narrator is protagonist Jake Barnes.
Third-person point of view
The third-person point of view is the most commonly used mode of point of view. When it is used, the narrator relates all action in third person, and each character in the story is referred to third person pronouns such as "he", "she", "it" or "they".
Third-person point of view
Third person point of view Example
Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the popholes. With the ring of light from his lantern dancing from side to side, he lurched across the yard, kicked off his boots at the back door, drew himself a last glass of beer from the barrel in the scullery, and made his way up to bed, where Mrs. Jones was already snoring.
First Person Point of View Example
To my surprise Ned Land fell right to sleep. Then Conseil also dropped into a deep slumber. I yawned.
First Person Point of View Example
We moved the schoolroom upstairs, as Mr. Rochester needed the library for meetings. Adele was not easy to teach that day. She kept running to look over the banister for him.
Third Person Point of View Example
"What pup, George? I ain't gotno pup." George went quickly to him, grabbed him by the shoulder and rolled him over. He reached down and picked the tiny puppy from where Lennie had been concealong it against his stomach.
First Person Point of View Example
I felt sad, especially for Dulce. At one point, she slipped out to the kitchen--to get a knife to cut the cake, she said.
Antagonist
A character or force in conflict with the main character
Protagonist
Main character in a work of literature, who is involved in the central conglict of the story.
First-Person Point of View Example
My mind was lost and nervous. There were a lot of eyes looking at me when I entered the cell. I don't know what's coming next, and I can only stand alone at one side quietly. There are others like me lost and nervous from their expression while some chat with each others happily (guess they are not first timer). I can't wait to get out of here.
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