If stories were ranked because of their fascinating point of view, then “Barn Burning” would have to be in the top ten. In this story the point of view is used in some unique ways, the narrator manipulates the point of view in the boy’s language, his experiences, and he stretches the point of view in order to make the character seem real.
The language is related to the point of view by giving
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into a more sophisticated persons point of view.
In conclusion, the narrator uses the point of view to make the reader feel connected to the boy, which makes reading “Barn Burning” a much more fulfilling experience. The narrator manipulates the point of view in the boy’s language, his experiences, and he stretches the point of view, which gives the reader the sense that the boy is more than just a character in a story.