Elizabeth Peters Writing Styles in Crocodile on the Sandbank

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Point of View

The point of view of Crocodile on the Sandbank is first person, protagonist. This is a typical storytelling method that gives a strong sense of immediacy to the story, that events, as they happen to the protagonist also happen to the reader. The challenge of writing in first person is finding a specific voice for the protagonist, or main character, that differs from that of the author. Peters has done a phenomenal job in the creation of her character, Amelia Peabody, who has a very specific method of speaking that makes full use of her classical and high-brow education not typically available to women of the Victorian Era. Amelia is also an early feminist and believes women to be equally as capable as men in most ways. Her attitude toward life is that of an independent and capable woman, who chooses to have a companion, not...

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