Comparing The Tell-Tale Heart And A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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In literature, writers use a variety of points of view to convey their plot; these points of view can be first person, second person, or third person. In “The Tell-Tale Heart”, the unnamed narrator describes he or she killing an old man. “Harrison Bergeron” is a dystopian story about Americans in the future that have handicaps in order for them to be equal. “A Good Man is Hard to Find” tells the story of a grandmother and her family taking a trip to Florida that went wrong. The authors of “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “Harrison Bergeron” and “A Good Man is Hard to Find” use various types of point of view, like first person, third person limited, and third person omniscient, to convey their story line. Edgar Allen Poe uses first person point of view in the short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, to put the reader into the unnamed narrator’s perspective. In the first sentence of the story, a reader can tell that first person point of view is being used by looking at the pronouns. “True!- nervous-very,very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?” (par. 1) First person point of view is unique, because it shows the reader every thought of the main character. Other points of view convey the thoughts …show more content…

The reader is informed of Hazel’s thoughts when she had forgotten why she had tears in her eyes. Before Harrison Bergeron flashed across the t.v. screen, George was thinking about his criminal son. Therefore, the reader is clued in to the thoughts of both Hazel and George Bergeron. Third person is distinct from other points of view, because the reader can look into the minds of every character, and the story is told unbiased. In brief, a reader of “Harrison Bergeron” can understand the thoughts of Hazel and George, because the author uses third person omniscient point of

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