Darlene Sybert (c557506@SHOWME.MISSOURI.EDU)
Wed, 7 Aug 1996 10:58:31 -0500

On Wed, 7 Aug 1996, Steve Finley wrote:
> Point is, it's a god's-eye view only if you plan not to do anything
> to try to prove your point. I'm not saying that this is an easy or

The god's eye view (and I realize you didn't introduce this term into the
discussion) is an interesting expression now that God is dead. We still
teach students about the omniscient viewpoint in literature...and deny
that an omniscient eye exists. And it doesn't even seem strange to us to
do it. Nor does it even dawn on most of us that we are doing it.

How is it possible for us to THINK this viewpoint under the circumstances?

Darlene Sybert
University of Missouri at Columbia (English)
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
It's loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
-John Keats "Endymion"