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Wallace Stegner Writing Styles in Angle of Repose

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Style

Points of View

There are multiple points of view in this story. One point of view is that of Susan Ward, who sees her husband Oliver as a hard-working, honest but self-effacing person who too often doesn't stand up for himself or take credit for his own achievements - with sometimes disastrous consequences for their marriage and family. Another is the point of view of her husband, Oliver Ward, who stands in awe of his wife and feels inferior to her. However Oliver is largely undeterred by the many hardships and failures they encounter in their marriage, and seems to soldier along to the next challenge with a smile.

A crucial point of view is that of narrator Lyman Ward, who uses his skills as an historian to research and understand his grandparents' lives. Lyman often admits that some of their story is supposition on his part, based on...

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