Point of View

Point of View
Narrator – who is telling a story. In fiction, the narrator determines the story’s point of view.
1st Person Point of View – In 1st person point of view, one of the characters in the story is the narrator and the reader watches the story unfold through their eyes.

2nd Person Point of View – in 2nd person point of view, the reader is one of the characters in the story and directly addresses the reader as ‘you.’ This is not often used in fiction.

Third Person Point of View – In third person point of view, the narrator is someone outside the story (not a character) and uses pronouns like ‘he’ ‘she’ and ‘they’ to describe the characters.
There are three types of third person point of view:
1. Objective Third Person – the narrator knows/reveals nothing about the characters’ internal thoughts, feelings and motivations. They only tell about the actions and external facts of the story (ex. The Scarlet Letter)
2. Limited Third Person – the narrator describes the internal thoughts, feelings and motivations of one character (or a few), usually the main character(s) (ex. Harry Potter series)
3. Omniscient Third Person – the narrator knows and at least partially reveals the internal thoughts, feelings and motivations of all the characters (ex. Charlotte’s Web)