Re: Beginner’s question on 3rd person limited POV

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fiore
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Hello

I’m new in this board and would like to ask a question to the helpful experienced writers around here.
When you write a 3rd person limited POV story, are you exclusively limited to writing in a way consistent with the protagonist? Let’s say I’m writing a story about a 10 year old boy that’s written in a 3rd person limited POV story. Should all the sentences be written in an elementary school tone?

Another question. Are narrations that go outside of the protagonist’s head allowed in such stories?
For example, let’s say I have these sentences here (I just made it up):
“The little boy hated the bullies. He hated them so much he imagined a lion eating him. But there were no lions around, just his cowardly golden retriever.

And so his school days abounded with torment and humiliation, and defending himself was never an option; unless his desire was to learn how to take a punch.”

Is the second part inconsistent with the first? Or is that kind of narration allowed in 3rd person limited POV writing?

Thanks for the help,
npky