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Point of View in Lord of the Flies. Shifting point of view can affect the text in many ways, including making the story more clear, or making it harder to understand.

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Lord of the Flies- Point of View I was staring at a pitiful contraption of palm trunks and leaves, an effort to make a shelter. It seemed to be on the verge of collapsing straight into the ocean. Simon and I were observing the shelter. I was thinking so hard about this issue that I did not notice that someone was speaking to me. I looked up with a frown and saw Jack, the leader of the "hunters", looking very well spent, and exhausted. "Got any water?", Jack was asking. "I said have you got any water? I'm thirsty", he asked again. ...read more.

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And look!". I pointed at two shelters which were in position, but very shaky and in danger of collapsing. The one I had been dealing with was a ruin. ? End Rewrite -> Shifting point of view can affect the text in many ways, including making the story more clear, or making it harder to understand. Choosing a point of view will affect the way your reader relates to your story and the characters in it. For example, first person point of view gives the text a sense of immediacy, more so than that of third person. This is because it feels as thought it is happening as we read it. ...read more.

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Throughout the novel, he emerges as an alienated, disillusioned, and cynical character. Due to this characterization, he usually assumes the worst about harmless situations. His cynical subjectivity in the story influences reader's views of the story negatively. Because of this, shifting point of view might help readers better understand the story. For example, a narrator using the first person will try to be more objective by also employing the third person for important action scenes, especially those in which he/she is not directly involved or in scenes where he/she is not present to have viewed the events in first person. This eliminates any sense of ambiguous subjectivity displayed by the first person narrator. Therefore, shifting point of view can help make the story easier to understand, or even more difficult to understand. ...read more.

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