Laurence Yep Writing Styles in Child of the Owl: Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1965

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Point of View

This novel is told in first-person, past tense narration from Casey's point-of-view. This point-of-view is very important to the novel as the reader gains insight into Casey's thoughts and desires, which are important for the reader to understand Casey's character development and emotional growth. There is an exception to this narration, however, in Chapter Two, when Paw-Paw tells the story of the owl to Casey for the first time. In this chapter, the narration shifts to third-person omniscient, which works out to allow the reader to experience the story of the owl first-hand alongside Casey, rather than be retold through Casey's past-tense narration.

Casey is a completely reliable narrator, in direct contrast to many of the other characters in the novel who are perceived as shady, and would quickly tell a lie to save their own skin. Casey, on the other hand, acts as a foil...

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