Points of view are the way we interpret and see the world around us. Each person has a unique point of view that is shaped by their life experiences. Understanding different points of view can help us communicate better with others.
Points of View
Point of view is the perspective from which a story is told. It can be told from the first person (using 'I' and 'we'), third person (using 'he', 'she', 'they'), or omniscient (all-knowing). A point of view can also be objective or subjective. Objective points of view are factual and unbiased, while subjective points of view involve opinion and emotion. Point of view helps the reader better understand the characters, as well as the events that take place in the story. It can also help create suspense and conflict by showing different perspectives on the same event.
The term 'point of view' was first used in the English language in 1834. In literature, point of view is used to express the thoughts, feelings, and opinions of a character in the story. In photography, point of view refers to the angle and height of the camera relative to the subject.
Did you know?
What is the difference between a first person point of view and a third person point of view?
Can you think of a book or movie with a first person point of view?
What is point of view?
- A. A perspective of a story
- B. A feeling of emotion
- C. A way to communicate
- D. A form of art
Brain break: Draw a banana slice running away from a suddenly screaming strawberry.
What is the purpose of point of view?
- A. To tell a story
- B. To create emotion
- C. To express an opinion
- D. All of the above
Work together in pairs: What is the difference between first person and third person point of view?
Question: What is the point of view of the protagonist in a story? Clues: • A protagonist is the main character in a story. • The point of view describes how the story is narrated. • The point of view can be first person, second person, or third person. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. In pairs, identify the point of view of a story. B. Draw a picture that shows the point of view of the protagonist.