Josiah Bunting III Writing Styles in All Loves Excelling

Josiah Bunting III
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Point of View

The story is written in third person from an omniscient perspective. This perspective is appropriate for the story line and point of view. The use of the omniscient perspective is vital because the two main characters - Tess and Amanda - are together only occasionally. Had the author presented from the perspective of Tess, the reader would not have known about Tess's shortcomings. Tess herself is insecure and this is an important aspect of her personality. The same would have been true had the author presented the story from Amanda's perspective. Amanda fully gives over her own dreams and aspirations in favor of Tess's from the time she is a youngster. Amanda cannot see her mother's faults and if the author had presented the story from Amanda's perspective, the reader would not have been aware of Tess's insecurities and shortcomings. The perspective, because it is omniscient...

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