Third Person: Omniscient or Limited?

Third person omniscient is a method of storytelling in which the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in the story,

(as opposed to third person limited, which adheres closely to one character’s perspective.)


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Third person limited point of view is a method of storytelling in which the narrator knows only the thoughts and feelings of a single character, while other characters are presented only externally.

Third person limited grants a writer more freedom than first person, but less than third person omniscient. (Wiehardt)


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Today’s Assignment:

1. Click on the blue link below for a pdf:

Third Person POV Om and Lim

2. Look at the slideshare here: http://www.slideshare.net/MissMayfield/point-ofviewthirdperson

3. Another slideshare here: http://www.slideshare.net/guest9113ffe9/point-of-view-1906081

4. If you want to compare all the points of view: http://www.ohio.edu/people/hartleyg/ref/fiction/pov.html

5. Write a 1-2 page scene which includes three characters. First write it in third person omniscient, then select one character and rewrite it as third person limited.