Phenomenon of the narrative from a limited third person in fiction

УДК 821.111-3

Ushchapovska I. V. PhD
Nehaienko Ye. V., student
Sumy State University, Sumy

Phenomenon of the narrative from a limited third person in fiction (pdf)

During the last centuries, modern English literature’s methodology developed many techniques. Due to the work of numerous translators, we can evaluate the effectiveness of this toolkit. However, despite the prevalence and availability of research materials, some aspects remain unexplored.

There is a completely underestimated branch, which is narratology. Despite several similar features, studies prove that narrators can be different. The main characteristic to distinguish them is the point of view. It is worth noting that every narrative contains a combination of three points of view: narrator’s, character’s, and author’s. Considering the role of the parameter in fiction, it possible to compare it with the conductor because it determines the rules according to which the work will be organized.

The purpose of the proposed research is to consider the phenomenon of narrative from a limited third person in English literature, in particular, to analyze the sources of its origin, a description of its characteristics, delineation of conceptual boundaries, and the analysis of its application.

A narrative from a third person is recognizable in the text. Its distinctive feature is represented with third-person pronouns. An advantage of this point of view is the ability to give more information to the reader about the outer world. It lies far beyond the perspective of the first person.

In the twentieth century, the narrative from a limited third person gained popularity. Its application implies that the narrator tells the story from the perspective of one character, unlike a narrative from an omniscient third person. This approach causes the effect of closeness, while not limited to the inner experiences of the character. Therefore, a limited third person is related not primarily to the omniscient person but also the first person.

Keywords: fiction, narratology, point of view (POV), narrative perspective, limited third person.