Point of View

The point of view in this story is First Person Observer. This means that the narrator is telling the story through his/her eyes, using words like I, me, my, our, we, etc. The difference between first person observer and first person omniscient (full or limited) is that the narrator isn't actually a character in the story. They become completely indifferent to the story, and see what's happening from the perspective of each group of people. The narrator is free to comment on the action and does not have to be objective.For example, in The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas, the narrator knows about what happens in Omelas, and is able to see why the people of Omelas keep one child locked in a cellar, but can also see why this could be considered wrong and can understand how people on the outside could view this.