Francis Kalnay Writing Styles in Chucaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa

Francis Kalnay
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Point of View

The point of view of Chúcaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa is third person. All the main characters, including Pedro and Juan, are described from the external point of view, alone, however. One does not see into their thoughts as readers. The effect of staying outside of the inner thought life of the characters is to leave some of their main features mysterious. This is especially effective with Juan's character, as a lack of discussion of his thoughts gives him a greater air of mystery, which amplifies his already noble, though withdrawn character. The fact that the author writes in the third person point of view also enables him to describe features of the landscape and lives of the gauchos of which the main characters may not have been aware, such as how the Pampa looks from the air or how the lives of the...

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