You will notice three distinct points of view when it comes to the omniscient section. They are presented as the third person limited or subjective, the multiple third people limited, as well as the third person omniscient points of view. The third person omniscient point of view considers all points of view as one. It takes into account all angles of observation in the story, with none of the limitations of the other points of view. There are several advantages to using this type of view in your story.
This happens to be the most traditional style of writing. Many of the stories we have always been told, since childhood, were made using the third person omniscient point of view. There was the narrator who went ahead and told the story. This is why people find it easy to consume stories told through this style. It evokes the desire to hear the story as early as from the first line.
The author also gets to cover more ground by telling us more about all the characters. The omniscient point of view allows the author inside the minds and perspective of all the characters, thus bringing a deeper sense of understanding to the story. This helps you appreciate why certain characters reacted to something in the story the way they did. You thus shall see the reasons why people had to do the things they did as the story unfolds further.
The point of view also gives the author the necessary command to proceed with the storytelling. The other styles of storytelling do not have as diverse a channel through which the story can be expressed. But this style of storytelling helps the author expand their vision and delivery of the story. As an author, you dictate how the story shall unfold. We listen to your voice more than the limitations of one character.
It is also the best point of view when you are telling an epic story. There is no better style to tell a story that covers many years, with many characters in it, across vast lands and territories. The same could not have been achieved had you resorted to the other methods of storytelling. The rest are preferred in other less engaging styles of writing. As for fantastical works of fiction, you need only use the omniscient third person point of view.
This is also the best way to show action in a story. The fact that you can cover so many character points of view adds to the clarity of action scenes. Rarely does action happen involving one person. You will thus struggle to show all of it through one person’s point of view.