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Chinua Achebe Writing Styles in Anthills of the Savannah

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Point of View

The novel is written in the first person point of view, depending on which character is speaking at the time. for example, the first chapter is about Christopher Oriko, so he is speaking in the first person. When the chapter is about Ikem, then it is Ikem that is speaking. In some chapters of the novel, it is a combination of a third-party point of view and a first person narration.

The point of view of this novel is an intimate point of view that allows a reader to connect closely with each of the characters. The reader cares what happens to each of the characters because they can hear the thoughts and feelings of each character as they tell their story. The point of view also allows the author to inject his own opinions into the narration and to expand on the events taking...

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