Karen Cushman Writing Styles in Catherine, Called Birdy

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Point of View

Catherine, Called Birdy is told from the point of view of Catherine, in the first person (as it is a journal). She is very blunt and straightforward, though becomes more and more sensitive as the year goes on. In general, she gives what appears to be a fairly accurate view of events, as she tells stories even when she does not play the heroic role and even stories which do not show her in a flattering light. She is young, about fourteen, but in ways is much wiser than her years and was perhaps born before her time. She yearns to travel and to read and write like her relatives and stories she's heard. Catherine is prone to snap judgments about people she meets, including all of her suitors. This is also evident in her imaginings of other people before she meets them - the King's...

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