Weetzie Bat Literary Qualities

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Weetzie Bat is a slow-paced story that enthralls the reader. Block achieves this by incorporating different literary qualities into the work. The most noticeable of these is her narrative style, or voice. Block uses a third-person limited narration in her work, a style that allows the reader to experience the thoughts and feelings of the main character. The advantage of this narrative style is that the reader gets to know the main character intimately, but a disadvantage exists as well: The reader only sees the events of the story and the other characters from the point of view of the main character. To expand beyond this limitation, Block switches the point of view a few times in the story from Weetzie to another character, giving the reader access to parts of the story that affect Weetzie only peripherally. Charlie Bat's death, for example, causes Weetzie great...

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