Narrator and point of view

The short story “Suffer the Little Children” by Stephen King is a third-person narrative, told by a narrator who is outside the events.

The narrator chooses a limited-knowledge perspective as he uses the combined point of view of two adult characters. For most of the story he uses Miss Sidley’s point of view. This is indicated by the fact that the narrator knows what the woman thinks or feels: “I imagined it, she thought. I was looking for something, and when there was nothing, my mind just made something up. Very cooperative of it.” 

At the end of the story, as the character of the psychiatrist is introduced, the point of view changes. We no longer know what Miss Sidley’s perspective is...

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