Please respond to the following questions:
- Who is telling the story in the novel that you are reading?
- Your novel is written from which point of view? First person, second person, third-person limited, or third-person omniscient? How do you know? Use page numbers and quotations to prove your claim.
- What is the perspective of the narrator in your novel?
- How does this perspective affect how the story is told? Using details from your novel, describe how the perspective influences how events are described.
Keep in mind the following definitions as you write your blog post:
- point of view: the way a narrator tells a story
- narrator: the character who tells the story
- perspective: a particular attitude towards something; a way of understanding something; point of view
- first-person point of view: a character tells a story using the pronoun I or we. The story is told by one of the characters in the story.
- third-person point of view: the narrator tells a story using the pronouns they, he, or she.
- third-person omniscient point of view: the narrator knows everything about the story, including thoughts, feelings, and actions of all the characters.
- third-person limited point of view: the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of just one character.