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Milton Steinberg Writing Styles in As a Driven Leaf

Milton Steinberg
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Style

Point of View

The author uses several points of view, but primarily the story is seen through Elisha's eyes. This allows the reader to experience the anguish and joy Elisha has about new information and to follow his progress in his search for truth.

At some points, there is an omniscient narrator showing the reader the Sanhedrin's deliberations, but predominately it is Elisha's eyes and thoughts that tell the story.

Elisha is the protagonist of the story, and the antagonist is not a person, but the Jewish view of the world at the time of Elisha's life. The point of view is First Person, as Elisha's view. Elisha's constant need for knowledge, his love of Meir, Manto, Pappas and Joseph, are all held close to him as he goes through life and faces the consequences of his choices.

It is through Elisha's thoughts and dialogues that the author presents...

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