Cristina Moracho Writing Styles in Althea & Oliver

Cristina Moracho
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Point of View

Like many novels, "Althea and Oliver" is written in the third person omniscient point of view. This means that the author writes the story using third person pronouns such as "she" and "he." The author also has insight into what the characters are thinking which makes it an omniscient view, as opposed to a limited view where only the activities of the characters are reported. For example, the author writes, "The sunlight makes Oliver's mouth taste strangely metallic, like he's biting down on a piece of tinfoil. He's barely been awake for an hour, but already he's anxious to the point of fatigue. Though this is his mother, his porch, his block, it all looks the same but wrong, like an elaborate set constructed to trick him into thinking he's in the right place." Not only does the author share what is going on with...

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