Review: Barn Burning

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Point of view is the way a story is written. There are several types of point of views depending on who is telling the story; first person, second person, and third person. First person is the most difficult of the all because the author writes almost everything from the point of view of the main character as if the character is speaking to the person reading it. Certain words such as "I" and "me" are used to describe the character in the story. Second person is rarely ever seen in a story because it is the most difficult to understand, write, and read. The word "you" is used to describe the character in a second person point of view. Third Person is the most commonly used type of point of view in the fictional writing.  The author uses the character's name or other words such as "he", "she", or "it" to describe the character throughout the story. "Barn Burning," by William Faulkner, is told from the point of view of an objective third person. The character(Sarty) was named with certain words such as "he", "the boy",and "Sarty". The narrator is not real person in the story but rather someone who can see into Sarty's head. The narrator gives details about what Sarty is thinking inside his mind to create a climax. "Miss Brill," by Katherine Mansfield, is written in a third person omniscient limited point of view. Mansfield successfully explains to us readers about Miss Brill's thoughts, feelings, and perception through out the story. By Mansfield explaining the story in this point of view it's like we are in the mind of Miss Brill, and we can feel the emotions and loneliness she is feeling at the park and also at home. In the story, The character is referred to as "she", and "Miss Brill".  In “Barn Burning,” Sarty has to lie to the Justice of The Peace even though he knows his father burned down Mr. Harris barn. Sarty knows it is not the right thing to do but he also knows he must remain loyal to his father. When it was time to question Sarty they decided to...
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