1.36 1st Person Narrative/Point of View

Usually told from the main character’s perspective, the protagonist, using pronouns like I, me, we, us, and our. One of the advantages of using 1st person is that you can also reveal the thoughts and feelings of that character throughout the story. The downside to 1st person is you can only relate things going on from this one person’s point of view. Overall, it is the most common kind of Point of View writers use in fiction. The character of Hazel is the protagonist and narrator in John Green’s The Fault in our Stars. Did I already mention Holden Caulfield? Right, I’ll move on. Zadie Smith’s Swingtime is told in 1st person from the protagonist, Tracey. Amazing book and writer!

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