Elizabeth Yates Writing Styles in Amos Fortune: Free Man

Elizabeth Yates
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The point of view of the biography, Amos Fortune: Free Man is omniscient third person. The book is told from Amos's point of view with minor deviations in which the author offers information that the reader might not have known otherwise, and to show certain situations from another character's point of view.

While the majority of the novel is told, as opposed to drawn in scenes to show the reader what the writer wants to tell them, there are some scenes in which the writer has strayed into novel territory by describing scenes that she could only have imagined. In this way, the writer moves into Amos's head and imagines his emotional reactions to the situations of his real life. Not only this, but the writer also strays into the emotional states of the people around Amos, most notably his wife, Violet. By choosing to tell...

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