Patricia Beatty Writing Styles in Charley Skedaddle

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Point of View

The story is presented in third person from Charley's perspective. The limited point of view is acceptable to the story because the purpose is to take the reader through the events as Charley experiences them. In some stories of such limited perspective, the reader may have to decide whether the main character is slanting details to present himself in the best possible light. That doesn't seem to be the case in this story. Charley's shortcomings are presented with brutal honesty. For example, Charley expects to be incredibly brave when he goes into battle but he runs away and hides. This fear is presented in stark detail. In another part of the story, Charley is beaten in a fight. Those details - including that Charley loses to Cois - are presented clearly. While Charley is not the narrator of the story, the fact that the perspective is...

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