Louise Erdrich Writing Styles in The Bingo Palace

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Points of View

The novel is written from the point of view of an unseen narrator and from Lipsha Morrissey's point of view. The unseen narrator is believed to be both the spiritual ancestors watching over the reservation and the elders living in the community. The impression is given that the voices are spirits when they encourage Fleur to give up her earthly life and join them on the other side. There are limits to what they are able to see. They claim to get some of their information from the neighborhood gossip, Josette, and this gives the reader the impression that they are other elders in the community. The chapters written in this voice have a critical air about the new age Indian like Lipsha. The voice has no tolerance for the new way and embraces tradition, as shown by the descriptions of Lulu.

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