Writing Styles in A Tale for the Time Being

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Point of View

The point of view switches from first person to third person. Nao’s sections are told in first person from Nao’s point of view. She is writing her diary so it is in her voice. Nao is a sixteen year-old girl who has just moved back to Tokyo from California and is finding life difficult. Haruki #1’s diary entries and letters are also written in first person. These are letters he has written to his mother when he was training during World War II. He also kept a diary, which tells of his personal thoughts on his training and his commanding officers. Ruth’s sections are written in third person. It is told in the viewpoint of Ruth. Ruth is a novelist who finds Nao’s diary and the letters and diary of Haruki #1. Her actions are seen through her eyes so that the...

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