"Was It a Dream" was written in the first person point of view. In this point of view, the reader will feel as though he or she is the one inside the story. Because of the use of the terms "I" and "my" in the first person point of view, readers can imagine themselves as the narrator or the first person. They will be able to relate well with the theme of the story because it would make them an integral part of the story.
So I can confirm that is First Person.
So basically, Guy de Maupassant's short story “Was It a Dream?” uses the first-person point of view. The unnamed main character acts as narrator, delivering the entire narrative in direct speech. The story begins with his declaration, “'I had loved her madly!
The point of veiw in "Was it a Dream?" is in first person, the main character acts as the narrator, giving the whole thing in direct speech.The story begins with him saying " I loved her madly". If it was in a different point of veiw you would know what is going on all around you not just with one person. You would know someone elses point of veiw on how things happened. You would possibly figure out more information on whats going on.
The understanding would change if there was a different point of veiw by not knowing what the main character now is thinking. We wouldn't even know what is going on with our main character now. We would possibly have more questions on what is going on?
The point of view used in "Was it a dream?" is the one of a man totally in love as to the point that he could not conceive life without his loved.
If he had loved her in a more consciously way he might have been able to deal with the fact of her illness and probably things would have been different.
The author communicates feelings about love relationships by describing in detail the many sensations about his loved woman. It was a love almost crazy, desperate and like if nothing else in the world existed.
This kind of feeling is really very risky since the person centers life in that love and if love breaks or one of the couple dies simply life ends up.
The point of view used in this poetic, short story is first-person, this point of view hints itself by using pronouns like I, me, my, and we which tells the story from the character's point of view, like a first-hand experience. The usage of first-person perspective makes the reader feel close to the protagonist and in the action. In "Was It a Dream" we can confirm the point of view because of the pronouns found in every line of the story, "I had loved her madly!", or "I was alone, perfectly alone. So I crouched in a green tree and hid myself there completely amid the thick and somber branches. I waited, clinging to the stem, like a shipwrecked man does to a plank." which all include the first-person point of view pronouns I, we, me, and my. But what if this short story used a different point of view such as objective or omniscient?
If this same story was told the same way, but with a different point of view, what would it look like? If this point of view was omniscient we would know everything, the narrator and reader knows what everyone is thinking and feeling throughout the tale and reveals all of that information to the reader. If "Was It a Dream" was an omniscient point of view the story would have contained pronouns like they, he, she, them, they're, and so on, these specific pronouns are used instead of first-person pronouns because the narrator is not a part of the story unlike a first hand experience form the protagonist. Think of it as if the narrator was watching everything from a cloud up above and could see and know everything that was unfolding in the story's plot. The story would change drastically because we would know what the sick women, the graveyard skeletons, priest, and other side characters in this story were thinking and feeling as well as the original protagonist.
Was it a Dream, from French writer Guy de Maupassant, 1850-1893, is a short story that talks about the tragic finding of the truth of who a person really is in life when they have died. In the story, an unamed narrator tells his story of love and the tragedy of the loss of his beloved woman. In the despair of having the chance of saying a final goodbye, this man goes to the cemetery and in the darkness he comes across an event he never expected; he sees a dead man rising from his tomb and inscribing on his tombstone the truth about his life, which starkly contrasts with what has been written by his loved ones. The character on stone looks perfect and almost saintly, but the truth is dark and different and it seems death forces out the truth from the dead. In this manner, the narrator goes to find the truth about his beloved and her death. This story is written in first person, because it is the recount of a personal experience and the consequences on the narrator of this experience. If this story were written in any other point of view, first, the experience of the emotions that the writer tries to put forth, would not be as intense and deep. Second, it allows a personal connection with the narrator of the story, which would be devoid if another point of view were used. Third, because it would detract from the deep experience the reader has when he/she identifies what the character goes through with his/her own experiences. This is why this story has to be in the first person.
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he will find out what went wrong or happened and how.