answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

I'm not sure if this is the answer you're looking for, but, an author might choose a first-person narrator to create a greater sense of intimacy between the narrator and the reader. In first-person narration, the main character is essentially speaking directly to the reader: "I went down the stairs and saw my mom crying on the couch. She didn't see me, so at first I just stood there, wondering what to do. I knew she was crying about Dad leaving, but I didn't know what to say to comfort her," for example.

In a third person narration, the character's thoughts and feelings are relayed to us by the narrator, instead of by the character himself. Essentially, the narrator is like the middle man, conveying the character's thoughts and feelings to us: "She went down the stairs and saw her mom crying on the couch. Her mother didn't see her, so at first she just stood there, wondering what to do. She knew her mom was crying about her dad leaving, but she didn't know what to say to comfort her." Instead of the character telling us this, it's the narrator who's telling us.

Third person omniscient narration is when the story is told from more than one character's point of view. For example, instead of just hearing the daughter's point of view, we might hear the mother's as well: "She went down the stairs and saw her mom crying on the couch. Her mother didn't see her, so at first she just stood there, wondering what to do. She knew her mom was crying about her dad leaving, but she didn't know what to say to comfort her. Susan looked up and saw her daughter standing there watching her. For a brief moment, she felt embarrassed, and resentful of the intrusion. But then she saw the pain in her daughter's eyes, and she knew they were both hurting from her husband's sudden absence."

There are times when the third person can be almost like the first person. Sometimes, even though the characters are referred to as "she" and "her" instead of "me and "I" it still feels as though we are inside the character's mind, instead of having the character's thoughts relayed to us by a narrator. This effect is much harder to achieve with third person omniscient narration. Since the perspective is constantly changing, it's harder to build a bond of intimacy between each character and the reader. It's easier to build a bond of intimacy when we stay inside one character's head the whole time.
To help the reader identify with the narrator.

If they were writing in the style of a diary.

The use of first person makes it easier for composers to convey humor in a text. First person makes the text more personal, thus making it easier for the composer to persuade the audience.

First person puts you inside the narrator's head. It's easier to identify with the narrator and know what he or she is thinking with first person POV, and often it's more exciting to view the story this way instead of as though you were watching a movie, as with third person.
First person is more immediate and allows the reader to get inside of the narrator's head better than third person.

User Avatar

Wiki User

10y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

13y ago

To let the reader become close to the narrator

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

10y ago

It just makes more sense when telling a personal story.

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why do writers usually use first person point of view in personal narratives?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Related questions

What is one characteristics of journals and diaries that make the more personal than other narratives?

They are usually written in first person.


What are the types of narratives in stories?

This question is too vague. We could talk about first-person narratives, third-person narratives and third-person omniscient narratives. We could talk about narratives written in the past tense and those written in the present tense and those which cannot make up their minds. We could talk about quest-type narratives, or mystery-type narratives, or romance-type narratives, or conflict-type narratives. We could distinguish between mundane narratives, epic narratives, and mythic narratives. There are lots of possibilities here.


What does personal needs means?

Personal needs means the needs that a person has to have met. This usually is a problem in relationships.


How do you write narratives in third person?

You use the pronouns he or she or it or they.


What does it mean to play someone?

Usually in relationships, it is to be with someone for a personal gain without interest in the other person. Other Definition: To Flirt with a person.


Is a personal narrative in first-person?

Usually, yes. It makes more sense, as you are telling your own story.


Is slave a common noun?

Yes, the word slave is a common noun, a word for any slave.A proper noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or a title; for example:Frederick Douglas or Aesop, famous for his fables.Slave Lake, AB, CanadaSlave Hill, Haddenham, United Kingdom'Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers Project, 1936-1938' by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA)


What is a writers or speaker point of view?

First person


What is a series of first hand historic accounts called?

First person narratives and/or primary sources .


When a a person experiences a writers block what is happening?

When you experience writers block you are unable to think of a continuing idea for you story.


What is writing that comes from a writers imagination and is about the life of a person?

Fiction writing comes from writers' imagination.


What do you call a person who writes short stories?

It depends a little on what they are writing. In general they are "writers". If they write books they are usually called "authors", if they write poems they are usually referred to as "poets", if they write newspaper colums they are "journalists" etc.