Writing Styles in American Short Story Masterpieces

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There are a variety of points-of-view in the stories within the book, ranging from first-person to third person. In most cases, however, the stories within the book are told in third person. In these cases, the third person view is beneficial in order to see all characters and their inner workings and emotions, Because these are shorter stories, such a quick view into the motives and minds of characters is vital to keep the story moving rapidly enough to convey ideas in a brief amount of time. This view also allows the reader to accept the judgment of the narrator as an outside, uninvolved figure so there is no question about the validity of the statements made.

In other stories, the view changes to the first person view. These short stories tend to revolve around fewer characters, and thus the author, using first person view, allows...

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