Daniel Half Human Style
Point of View
"Daniel Half Human" is presented primarily from the point of view of Danial Kraushaar during his early teen years in 1930s Germany. Interspersed between the episodes from Daniel's childhood are several chapters told from the point of view of Daniel as a young adult after he had left Germany for the United States and joined the American forces in World War II to fight against his former country. Throughout the novel, the author shifts points of view to other characters, providing differing perspectives on the events described in the book.
The author uses an omniscient narrative style that describes the thoughts and motivations of the characters. However he usually focuses on a single character at a time, emphasizing the point of view of that specific person. Very little background material is provided outside the direct experience of the characters. For example, the political rise of the Nazi party and the...