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Point Of View In The Most Dangerous Game, By Richard Connell

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Point of view is a concept about the position of the narrator in relation to a story. There are four different types of point of view to describe the narrator’s perspective. The four types of point of view are first person, objective, third person limited, and omniscient. Stories are classified into these different categories by the author’s affiliation with the characters within the novel. Point of view is determining how the story is told, not how it is written. The Most Dangerous Game, written by Richard Connell, is a thrilling story about a man whom is hunted by another man. The man, who is named Rainsford, is stuck on an island after his ship wrecks while at sea. He soon finds out that there is an inhabitant on the island known as …show more content…

First person is used when the narrator is only speaking through one person in the story. The person is usually also the protagonist. When in first person the narrator does not know what is going on in the other characters minds. This is the case in the story Everyday Use by Alice Walker. The person the story is viewed through is an African American woman who is the mother of two daughters. The two daughters names are Maggie and Dee. Dee is the older of the two and has moved away and made a life of her own. She comes home to visit her mom and Maggie with her boyfriend so that they could catch up with each other. Dee informs her mother upon her arrival that she has changed her name to Wangero because it fit her heritage better. Mother was skeptical at first but accepted her daughter for who she was, not what her name was. While catching up with her family, Dee sees several items that she wants to take with her to use as a decoration. When she asks her mother is she can have them she is refused though. The mother informs Dee that Maggie is going to receive the items because he has a greater need for their uses. When Dee is still refused after trying to convince her mother she needs them she storms of with her boyfriend. The mother and Maggie don’t seem to be phased by this as they relax on the porch as she leaves. The story is viewed as first person because it is seen through mama’s eyes and told through her voice. Its evident in the

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