Joseph Bruchac Writing Styles in Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is the first person. The premise of this novel is that Ned Begay is telling his story to his grandchildren to show them that their language and culture is something to be proud of. Ned is telling the story in the past tense and occasionally inserts comments into the story as he tells it, such as telling his children that he saw JFK on the beach and that he might have introduced himself had he known he would one day be president.

The point of view of this novel works well with the plot. The point of view lends credence to the idea that an elderly man is telling the story of his life to his grandchildren. The point of view also allows a sense of intimacy between the reader and the main character, causing a situation in which...

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