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The Ease of Working with the Third Person Omniscient Point of View in Storytelling
There are several types of third-person points of view in storytelling. These are the third person limited or subjective, the multiple third people limited, as well as the third person omniscient points of view. The third person omniscient point of view covers all the available points of view as one. It observes all the happenings in the story, with none of the limits in the other two third person’s points of view. This gives the author certain advantages.
It is the most traditional style of writing. Many of the stories we have always been told, since childhood, were made using the third person omniscient point of view. The narrator simply dived into the story full on and told you everything. This has made most people to respond to this style of writing expectantly and naturally. You wish to read more about the story when you notice this perspective in action.
This style also gives the author more material to share as they have all the information about all the characters. Through this perspective, the author can see and tell of the thoughts and actions an reactions of all characters, which makes getting the meaning of the story much easier. You will get to know how each character felt about something that happened to all of them. You thus get to understand the motivations for certain actions by different characters better.
Through this style, the author gets to carry some author in their storytelling. In the other points of view, the story shall be limited to the heads and eyes of one or a few people. But this style of storytelling helps the author expand their vision and delivery of the story. The author is in charge of the way the story’s details shall be revealed. Your voice is inseparable from the story you are telling.
It is also the best point of view when you are telling an epic story. This works best when your story covers many years, with many characters in it, across vast lands and territories. The same could not have been achieved had you resorted to the other methods of storytelling. The rest are preferred in other less engaging styles of writing. If you have a great epic; you now know what method to go for.
You will also get to show the action in a story in a much better way. There is the consideration of different points of view which makes it easy for you to show the action scenarios. Action usually takes more than one person or thing to come across. You will therefore not manage to show it well when you think of that one person.