Point Of View Analysis

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The Yellow Wallpaper The author uses first person to convey this story and it is a major character in the story. The constant use of "I" puts us right in the narrator’s head and allows us to empathize with her. The narrator 's journal focuses mainly on her own thoughts and feelings. The first person narrative point of view provides me a sense of the narrator’s thoughts and feeling. I could feel her pain from the fact that her husband ignored her illness and her thoughts. There are some advantages from first person point of view. If you really want to go into the mind of someone who has gone crazy, it is best to view it from their point of view. We enter the narrator 's anxieties and begin to understand her life a little. After being locked in the room for her "rest and relaxation" the narrator becomes less and less reliable. This is both good and bad. It is good because we get to experience her going crazy. First person becomes a problem because we never really know what is going on. We lose our bearings along with our protagonist. All we really know is that she is going crazy. The reader is left to speculate about…show more content…
One of the major advantages of third-person omniscient point of view is the ability for the narrator to move about the plot of the story freely so they are not trapped in one character 's point of view. This allows the narrator to give the readers multiple viewpoints throughout the story to keep it interesting. As far as disadvantages go with third person there is a lot less intimacy between reader and main character. The reader feels as though he is looking at characters rather than being a character. The point of view changes many different times and with that and the irony and symbolism found throughout the story the reader is able to get a clearer picture of the mentality of the main character, Peyton Farquhar and how the mind reacts to death that it knows is
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