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In creating a literary work writers use a variety of narrative techniques to create an intriguing story Many times the point of view of a story can help illuminate aspects of a character One example limited omniscient point of view focuses on one main character and allows the reader to know what that character is thinking and feeling In both Flannery OConnors A Good Man is Hard to Find and Katherine Mansfields Miss Brill the stories are told in limited a limited omniscient point of view in order to illuminate a change or lack thereof in the main character In A Good Man is Hard to Find the omniscient point of view helps the audience to see the transformation of the grandmother We know whose story this is in the first two lines the grandmother didnt want to go to Florida She wanted to visit some of her connections in east Tennessee and she was seizing at every chance to change Baileys mind352 Because we are given background information about what happens and not given any biased internal thoughts--we know that its limited omniscient because we are in her head but no one elses we know that the point view is omniscient and limited to the grandmother The only action we see throughout the story is given limited to the view of the grandmother We see her judgmental thoughts as she says the childrens mother still had on slacks and still had her hair tied up in a green kerchief353 Yet she how the grandmother dresses makes her a lady After the family turns off onto the dirt road we see the grandmothers thoughts as she realizes that she that she had made a mistake about where the house was She turned red in the face and her eyes dilated and her feet jumped up357 The limited omniscient point of view becomes even more important in understanding the story when the family
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