Forgot your password?  

David Goodwillie (author) Writing Styles in American Subversive

David Goodwillie (author)
This Study Guide consists of approximately 62 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of American Subversive.
This section contains 1,090 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our American Subversive Study Guide

Style

Point of View

The point of view of American Subversive is first person, limited and reliable. This is proven by the fact that the two narrators, Aidan and Paige, only know their own stories and what they have been told. Likewise, this alternation between narrators proves their reliability since they are writing separately, yet they never contradict one another, proving that they are both telling the truth, or at least they are not proven to be dishonest. This point of view is important because the events they describe are not very honorable, but their honesty in relating their intentions prove that those intentions were honorable, even when the actions were not. This serves to make the characters, especially Paige, more sympathetic to readers.

The novel is written using mostly exposition, with a minute amount of dialogue, as Aidan and Paige recount the past events described. This distribution is useful...

(read more from the Style section)

This section contains 1,090 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our American Subversive Study Guide
Copyrights
American Subversive from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook