Ruth White Writing Styles in Belle Prater's Boy

Ruth White
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Point of View

The point of view in this novel is first person, with the story being narrated by Gypsy Leemaster, the main character of the story. This view is reliable, in that much of the focus of the book is on Gypsy's own reaction to her world around her and her reactions to those individuals around her. She reports on her own feelings, as well as the perceived feelings of others. As one of the most important themes in the novel is the friendship between Gypsy and Woodrow, this point of view is necessary, in that without it, Gypsy's own strong feelings for Woodrow as a friend would not be as clear. Additionally, Gypsy's perception of beauty is vital to the story, both in terms of her own beauty and the beauty, or lack thereof, of those around her. Without the use of first person point of view...

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