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A story is only as good as the one who tells it Anyone can write a story but a good writer knows how to use the tools of writing correctly One of these tools is point of view There are a few different points of view a writer can use There is first person This is where the teller is participating in the story Then there is third person This is where the teller of the tale is not participating in it With third person the teller could be in everyones minds He knows what everyone is thinking Or he could just know what one character is thinking Yet another type of third person is where the teller of the story is explaining it as if he is really there but doesnt have any access to the characters inner thoughts In the Secret Life of Walter Mitty the author uses the third person point of view but the teller of the tale is only knows what Walter is thinking Otherwise known as third person selective omniscience I believe that this is important to the story because it gives the reader a picture of what is going on in Mittys life and mind and allows him to make up his own decision about what kind of people Walter and his wife are The storyteller does a good job of giving a neutral portrayal of events in the story He lets his readers make up there own minds about what is happening For example When Mitty was dropping his wife off at the hair dressers the story read Remember to get those overshoes while I having my hair done she said Some people might have taken this as her nagging Mr Mitty but that would be there own personal opinion possibly molded from their own experiences The text did not read Remember to get those overshoes while Im getting my hair done nagged Mrs Mitty The
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