Gary Paulsen Writing Styles in Brian's Winter

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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person point of view. Brian Robeson is the main character. Brian is in a plane crash more than two months before the novel opens, one in which he is left to survive alone in the woods with only a hatchet. The point of view follows Brian as he prepares for winter and learns to adapt to his surroundings using his intelligence and his instincts.

The point of view of this novel makes sense because for the majority of the novel there is only one character. However, if the reader were to be too close to that character, if the point of view was first person, the reader might be confused by Brian's quickly moving mind and the confusion he often feels under new circumstances. The author of this novel often inserts information into the narration that the character cannot...

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