James A. Michener Writing Styles in Centennial

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Point of View

The story is written in third person from an omniscient point of view. This is the only option available to the author because the story spans more than a million years. In this area, the author has taken some liberties. For example, the second and third chapters focus on the formation of the land and its earliest inhabitants. When describing the dinosaurs that first called the region home, the author describes the scene from the perspective of a small animal believed to be living in the area at the time. Naturally, there's no way to be certain this small creature saw what is described, but it is reasonable and an engaging way of presenting the information to the reader. It is noteworthy that there are literally dozens of characters and many of them play major roles in the story. While it can reasonably be argued that...

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