Point Of View In Liesel's Death

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The narrative is told from a first person peripheral point of view, also known as first person limited. The story is not told from a third person point of view. It is clear that this story is in a first person point of view because in the first chapter, Death introduces himself, and from then on, refers to himself using words like "I". I know that the point of view is first person peripheral, because Death isn't the main protagonist in the story, Liesel is. In addition, he isn't aware of everything in the story, therefore, he can't be omniscient! Death tells the reader where he learns the things he knows, and it is by listening to people and hearing stories as he does his job, he doesn't know what he does because he is "all-knowing". I believe that you…show more content…
Death also notes that a large part of his job is about equality, and that everyone dies eventually. His unconditional fairness makes him seem like a reliable narrator. The narrator has definitely helped my understanding of the story, and brings many interesting aspects into the narrative that another narrator could not have. For example, even though Death's job is bleak and depressing, he distracts himself, by focusing on the many colors of the sky. He also brings dark humor into many sad situations, and he is very informed on the events of the story, in a way that allows him to explain many outside events, shedding light on the situation that is outside of what Liesel, the protagonist, perceives. If I had come up with the idea for this story, I probably would have written it in the first person, the narrator being the protagonist, Liesel, because it would make the story seem more personal to the reader. Using Liesel as the narrator would have some advantages over using Death, because Liesel in experiencing all of these first hand, while Death can distance himself from the events that take
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