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William Steig Writing Styles in Abel's Island

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Point of View

The point of view of the book is third person. This point of view is reliable, proven by the fact that the narrator knows the actions of the events on which Abel reports and the observations he makes about the island. The point of view is important to the book because a major aspect of the book is the emotional growth and development of the main character, Abel. There could not be the dramatic impact of this growth and development if the reader could not see into Abel's thoughts and most personal fears. Abel is a mouse who must survive alone on an island. He does not have much dialogue, so the point of view gives the reader a deep look into Abel's mind. The point of view is a close third person because Abel deals with intense emotions such as depression and loneliness when surviving...

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