The Destructors And Hills Like White Elephants

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Point of view is the angle of considering things, which shows us the opinion, or feelings of the people involved in a situation. In literature, point of view is the mode of narration that an author employs to let the readers hear and see what takes place in a story. The three stories "The Destructors" by Graham Green, "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker, and "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway all have different points of view that enhance the way their story is told. The story “Everyday Use” uses a first person writing style. A first person writing style uses I, me, we and other first-person pronouns to relate the thoughts, experiences, and observations of the narrator in a fiction (a short story or novel) or nonfiction (an essay, memoir, or autobiography). “Everyday Use”…show more content…
An objective point of view is when the writer tells what happens without stating more than can be inferred from the story's action and dialogue. The narrator never discloses anything about what the characters think or feel, remaining a detached observer. "Hills Like White Elephants" is a story about a young American couple waiting at a train station for the express to Madrid. While waiting the couple begin talking about an operation the girl is considering undergoing. The girl is a bit skeptical so the man decides to comfort her by saying that it is a simple procedure and for her not to worry about it. The man see's that the girl is still upset and tells her that he will love her no matter what she chooses to do. The two begin to argue even more until the girl makes the man promise not to talk anymore. It is announced that the train is five minutes away, the man takes the bags to the front, and when he comes back the girl greets him with a smile saying she is fine. One example of the objective point of view is "There were labels on them from all the hotels where they had spent nights." (Page 173, Ernest

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