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in ?who is telling the story?, is the point of view from which the story is being told. There are a number of different vantage-points that a story is told. There is objective, first, third, and omniscient points of view. With the objective point of view, the writer tells what is going on and does not give any hints to the theme that cannot already be guessed by the reader. In the first person point of view, the narrator participates in the action of the story, but what the narrator is recounting might not be the objective truth. In the third person point of view the narrator does not participate in the action of the story as one of the characters, but lets us know exactly how the characters feel. A narrator who knows everything about all the characters is all knowing, or

omniscient. All the elements of the short story: plot, characters, theme and setting, combined with the point of view from which the story is told, all serve one main purpose. It is for the whole reason, by definition, of writing a short story that the author wishes to make a social comment. The writer has noticed something about our society and hopes to make their readers aware of their concept of a social issue. Bibliography 1. Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition copyright ? 1999 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated http://www.m-w.com/dictionary.htm 2. “Literature” Copyright 1997 Annenberg/CPB http://www.learner.org/exhibits/literature/ 3. Rise B. Axelrod and Charles R. Cooper St. Martins Guide to Writing, Fifth edition, Copyright 1997, St. Martin?s Press,

Inc., New York 1. Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition copyright ? 1999 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated http://www.m-w.com/dictionary.htm 2. “Literature” Copyright 1997 Annenberg/CPB http://www.learner.org/exhibits/literature/ 3. Rise B. Axelrod and Charles R. Cooper St. Martins Guide to Writing, Fifth edition, Copyright 1997, St. Martin?s Press, Inc., New York