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Carol Ryrie Brink Writing Styles in Caddie Woodlawn

Carol Ryrie Brink
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Style

Point of View

Caddie Woodlawn is told from the viewpoint of an omniscient third-person narrator. The narrator offers little commentary on the inner thoughts of the family, instead focusing on narrating events and recounting conversations. Much of what the reader learns about the characters comes from seeing their actions and their interactions with other characters, not lengthy introspections. Many chapters contain several scenes, which are often unrelated. The third-person narrator keeps the action moving in this novel, which focuses on the adventures of a young girl. Many scenes mention details that seem irrelevant at the time but come into play later in the story. Much of the novel appears to be a series of vignettes strung together to illustrate a year in the life of Caddie Woodlawn. Some scenes just recount the adventures of Caddie and her brothers, but others illustrate one or more of the characters' development. Some...

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