Madeleine L'Engle Writing Styles in A Swiftly Tilting Planet

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Point of View

The narrative unfolds with an intriguing, engaging, and constantly shifting point of view. While that point of view is consistently from the third-person and limited perspective, the narration shifts from the outlook of one character to another. In other words, the story unfolds sometimes from Meg's point of view, sometimes from that of Charles Wallace, and sometimes, and perhaps most intriguingly, from the perspective of the characters that Charles Wallace goes Within. This gives the reader an intimate and immediate connection to the experiences of the various characters, to what drives and motivates them, and above all to their shared, common experiences of being connected with past, present and future.

In terms of the novel's thematic point of view, perhaps the most important point to note relates to the discussion above about the novel's views on God and faith. The novel is not at all ambivalent...

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