So I have a small dilemma at hand. Narrative writing style. There's so many out there to use. Some even mix different voices together. But how do we know which is which. I need to figure out which writing perspective a short story is written in. It's not for school rather for personal reasons. I believe that it is written in Third Person Omniscient. But my friend is telling me it's Third Person Limited. Actually, they're not my friend. They're someone I'm debating with over the internet. The reason I believe it's TPO is because we get to know the inner feelings and thoughts of more than one character. Now, from what I've seen on the internet, people say that Third Person Limited can go from one characters thoughts to a few. I've never heard of that before. Which is why I believe it is Third Person Omniscient. Throughout this story we know thoughts of a antagonist and a protagonist. (and TPL usually follows the protagonist) if this story was really written in Third Person Limited, shouldn't we not be able to know any other character's thoughts other than the main character the narrator is following? Throughout the story the author uses words like "the man thought/felt", "the girl thought/felt" . Which indicates we're not limited to only one character, making the story's narrative voice Omniscient. Am I wrong to assume that this story is written in Third Person Omniscient? Another thing, if it is Limited, is the following sentence the female character's feelings on what Tom is to her, or is it the author stating it as a fact? Tom was her friend, her beloved — a symbol of what was important to her, and someone to be protected." Again, I believe it is the author saying that Tom is her friend and lover, a symbol of what was important to her, and someone to be protected.