He writes, “In the authorial omniscient, the writer speaks as, in effect, God.
He sees into all his characters’ hearts and minds, presents all positions with justice and detachment, and occasionally dips into the third person subjective to give the reader an immediate sense of why the character feels as he does, but reserves to himself the right to judge.” 2. When you need different characters to convey the story When you have a rather large story cooking in your head which requires multiple voices for you to do justice to, it is advantageous to use the 3 person point of view. It needs meticulous planning else it can go horribly wrong: Remember you are dealing with a lot of characters.
In contrast to the writing in first person, the third person narrator is one of the most commonly used narrative modes.
Here the narrator describes what is happening to the characters in the story.
That’s because it is a choice you have to make as the author.
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Salman Rushdie’s memoir about his fatwa years titled Joseph Anton is written in third person; he is narrating his story referring to himself as “he” rather than “I.” I found this particularly fascinating so yes, there really are no rules! Third-Person Omniscient Narrators: Has complete knowledge about all characters, events, characters’ feelings, thoughts and can penetrate the internal worlds of all the characters. Example: Anand wasn’t sure what Bharat and Karthik thought of him.Bharat was indifferent about Anand while Karthik thought Anand was a joke. (If you see the narrator knows what is going on the heads of all the three characters). Each entry starts with a beautifully simple explanation and basic examples before moving to real-life, entertaining examples. The different types of pronouns Glossary of grammatical terms Written by the founder of Grammar Monster, "Smashing Grammar" includes a glossary of grammar essentials (from apostrophes to zeugma) and a chapter on easily confused words (from affect/effect to whether/if).Else you could end up restricting its natural flow constantly having to battle questions about how a first person voice is privy to key dramatic events happening to other characters. A third person narrator can describe the scene right down to the decibel level of the explosion but if you are writing in first person you have to tackle the issue of the character’s horror or panic for having been witness to such a scene. You have to plan their entry and exit and what is going on in each scene, especially what they are thinking and why they are there.For instance you can switch to the antagonist, and show the reader what he is doing to create obstacles for the protagonist, and this is something the protagonist doesn’t know but you, the reader, knows. Objectivity (See Box Below) A third person narrator can say things as they are without bias and without getting emotional. Unlike first person accounts where you get to switch back to the “I” character here you have so much choice as to which character’s trajectory you are going to use to convey the story that there is bound to be some confusion, especially for first-time writers. Planning the Unknown Plotting has a lot to do with time of revelation of suspense.Some professors may also ask you to write descriptive essays from your own (first-person) point of view.Application and scholarship essays are typically written in first-person point of view as well.First-person is typically used in narrative writing.If your professor asks you to write a narrative essay, this means the content of the essay will be based on your personal experience.