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What is Limited Omniscient point of view in literature?

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February 24, 2011 7:47PM

I will answer this question by relating the limited omniscient point of view to the omniscient point of view:

The omniscient point of view feature a narrator who knows all including the feelings and thoughts of all the characters and details of everything related the world of the story, even information that the character themselves are unaware of. Now the LIMITED omniscient point of view is that of a narrator who has ALL the information of only ONE specific character in the story, but does not have that knowledge of any other characters or circumstances. Therefore they are all knowledgeable (omniscient)but this knowledge is limited to one character.