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Isabel Allende Writing Styles in Daughter of Fortune

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Point of View

Allende tells her story through a third-person narrator. The strength of this approach is that the the emotions and psychological challenges that the narrator can relate events through various positions, following one character after another as they act out their roles. This allows the reader a broad but limited view. It is broad because the narrator sees the story, like a person with a video camera, as the story unfolds. The camera is not fixed to any one point. Thus the reader views Miss Rose, for example, as she struggles with her brothers, whether or not Eliza, the protagonist, is involved in the scene. The narrator is limited, though, because there is very little knowledge of what is going on inside the mind of any character. Thus the reader is mostly left on his or her own in drawing conclusions about the emotions and psychological challenges...

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