E. Annie Proulx Writing Styles in Close Range: Wyoming Stories

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Point of View

Each story has its own point of view. Most of the stories are told in the third person point of view, allowing the writer to write through the eyes of multiple characters and to allow the reader to understand the motivations of each of these characters. A few of the stories, such as The Blood Bay, are told through an authorial voice, not really utilizing a particular character as narrator but telling the story through an all-knowing, omniscient voice. A Lonely Coast is written in the first person point of view, telling the story through the eyes of one, unnamed narrator.

Each story has a unique tone that utilizes a unique point of view. Although many of the stories use the third person omniscient point of view, each has its own unique set of characters with their unique motivations, allowing each story to have a confident...

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