Narrator and point of view
The novel The Giver by Lois Lowry is told by a third-person narrator. . The narrator maintains a sovereign overview of the events and is omniscient.
Here, for example, the narrator reports what happens in Jonas's family in the morning:
Usually, at the morning ritual when the family members told their dreams, Jonas didn’t contribute much. He rarely dreamed. Sometimes he awoke with a feeling of fragments afloat in his sleep, but he couldn’t seem to grasp them and put them together into something worthy of telling at the ritual. But this morning was different. He had dreamed very vividly the night before. (Chapter 5, 0%).
A short time later, the narrator explains why all the members of the family are grinning and how dream telling usually happens in t...