Types Of Third Person

Point of view is the best describes of what an individual thinks, feels and judge about subjects surrounding him. Every person has a point of view sometimes opposing, sometimes favoring others viewpoints, but it’s hardly possible to find any two viewpoints to be non- conflicting. Distinguishingly, people’s view point differs by first and the second type of person popularly but, there also exists another type of viewpoint known as third person view point which is mostly ambiguous and innovative to some people.

This article means to discuss in detail what the third person view is all about and into how many categories is it divided. Majority of the intellectual writers prefer to narrate their literature through a third person opinion that often shows a more inner to each writer s narration procedure through a third person. Third-person telling depicts the utmost suppleness for the author, providing him an ease of writing and an emotional attachment that makes it usually most preferable and widely acceptable method of writing. In a third person describing the approach, the writer is normally unrecognized or unindulged individual portrays the tale and doesn’t hold any physical appearance in the entire legend. Third-person pronouns are overpoweringly a major category of type of third-person story, except there have been successful usage of the third-person plural, a mixture of singular and plural being used at the same time at different occasion depending upon the quantity of individuals. In the absence of the story teller, or even in his existence and even if the tale is of someone else than that particular story will be narrated by a third person pronoun perspective. The types of third person methods widely preferred are frequently divided into two approaches. The primary approach is the existential (objective) idiomatic (subjective) view point, with “biased” legend based on the personality’s mind-set and judgment and the objective legend not focusing on any individual s thoughts or opinions particularly. Another approach is all-knowing (knowledgeable) / restricted axis, a dissimilarity that shows the understanding accessible to the storyteller. A knowledgeable (all-knowing) storyteller has information of all era, populace, and occasions and places visiting, focusing the individual’s mindset, on the contrary in restricted approach, the writer is aware about each and every aspect of the characters involved in the legend, including even his mind set; however the only problem is that the writer is unable to portray possessions unrelated to that particular performer present in that story.

The above section entailed a brief idea about the various viewpoints of a third person that are widely being followed, below is the description of these types of third person viewpoints which depends on the nature of the subject and how they differ from each other.

Knowledgeable viewpoint

As the name suggests, this type of third person view point can be finely explained as a narration from God, as the term itself is self explanatory, representing the power of having knowledge, here the simple approach followed is that if somebody would be well- informed then, he would be able to judge and understand the inner sights and opinions of other individuals. This type of third person view point is observed in the presence of a story teller, himself being, not a part of the story but has the natural capability to understand and elude the hedonic and rational thoughts of others as being a part of their body and soul and thought process.

Existential or objective view point

This type of third person view represents more diverse form as it’s more like an observer narrating the entire event, in spite of anticipating the inner thoughts of the characters performing it’s a simple description of the whole sight emphasizing on merely the physical happenings taking place. This whole dilemma can be best described exemplified as spectators visiting any show or role play where they are only aware about the performer’s actions but not their feelings.

Restricted viewpoint:

The most commonly used type of third person is referred as ‘restricted point of view’ as the name implies, in this case the story teller is only constrained to a single performer’s opinions and thought process, this figure may increase to more than one character but not exceeding two. This approach is also known as manifold viewpoint and has the ability to involve the book lover in itself in a way that the book lover starts imagining himself as a real performer of the play.