Narrator and point of view

The short story “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury is a third-person narration.

The narrator follows the main character as he wanders around the city. Therefore, the narrator presents Mead’s perspective, offering access to his thoughts and feelings. “…to step over grassy seams and make your way, hands in pockets, through the silences, that was what Mr. Leonard Mead most dearly loved to do”. These are the main character’s thoughts which, for a moment, seem to be addressed to the reader. The use of the second person makes the reader feel more involved in the story. 

The narrator’s knowledge is limited to what Mead knows. As such, just like Mead, readers do not have access inside people’s homes: “Everything went on in the tomblike houses at night now, ...

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