Ta-Nehisi Coates Writing Styles in Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet (Book 3)

Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Point of View

The book is predominantly told from the third person point of view but sometimes shifts into first person accounts. The third person perspective is largely necessary to the comic form. The reader observes the actions and interactions of the characters from an outside perspective. It is not completely considered an omniscient perspective because there is some information withheld from the reader. For example, in Issue 10 when Shuri decides they need a counter to Zenzi's emotion amplifying ability, T'Challa assuredly tell her he knows exactly what to do. The specifics of his plan are not revealed to readers, or the other characters, until later in the issue when T'Challa travels to visit Changamire. Even then, it is unclear exactly how T'Challa plans to utilize Changamire.

There are some instances of first person perspective in the form of captions that narrate characters' own thoughts. For example, Issue...

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