Writing Styles in April Morning

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Point of View

Howard Fast tell his novel “April Morning” in the first-person limited-omniscient perspective, from the point of view of main character, Adam Cooper. This is done for several reasons. First, the first-person perspective allows the reader a firsthand look at the events leading up to, and during, the battles of Lexington, Concord, North Bridge, and the road back to Boston. The firsthand narrative mode also allows the reader to experience and feel things directly as Adam himself experiences and feels things. This is especially important given the tragedy, triumph, and traumas of the day – from the loss of Adam’s father to the eventual rebel victory to the bittersweet return home. The limited-omniscient aspect of the novel also adds a level of reality to the narration – for no man knows everything. It also adds a level of suspense and drama, as Adam has no idea if...

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