What is third-person limited point of view?
The narrator tells some characters thoughts, such as those of
the main character or characters, but never tells the thoughts of
Limited third person point of view is a literary term, referring to the point or perspective from which a fiction story is told. One characteristic of a fiction story told from the third person point of view is the lack of first person pronouns, such as I or me or we, other than in dialogue. This particular point of view is characterized as limited because the story is told through one character's view or experiences or discoveries, etc., but is not told by that character.
In addition, limited third person point of view is different
from omniscience in that information is limited to one character's
information. In other words, for fiction stories written in the
omniscient point of view, readers know everything about every
character, but in limited third person point of view readers
know only what the chosen character knows. For example, most
mystery stories are in limited third person point of view: readers
know only the information known by the character who is trying to
solve the mystery.
third person limited means you know what the character is thinking, but they do not use "I." For example, "Clary dismounted her horse and instantly regretted going off on her own."
The "limited" part means you only know what one person is thinking. "Omniscient" means you know what other characters are thinking as well. Neither uses the word "I"
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…
In an omniscient point of view, the author can skip from place to place and follow different characters, and thus can reveal everything to the reader. A limited point of view can be either 3rd of 1st person, but follows one character around the whole time, and we know only what they know, and what they feel etc...