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Omniscient Perspective Of First Person

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Using first person also allows the reader to understand interactions with the old man, the man with in himself and later the police. Even though it is first person, it gives the reader an omniscient perspective. The reader knows the man is insane. The reader also knows the police do not yet know of the murder. The reader knows the old man was an innocent victim. By using first person, the reader is taking on a journey into madness. As the story develops, it becomes clearer that the man is insane. At the end, the reader can sense and understand the frantic nature of the killers fear and guilt. He tries to rationalize that the growing sounds he hears are nothing but “the wind in the chimney,” “a mouse crossing the floor”
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