Janet Wallach Writing Styles in Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia

Janet Wallach
This Study Guide consists of approximately 28 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Desert Queen.
This section contains 562 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia Study Guide

Perspective

This nonfiction book is written in the third person limited perspective. This means that the person telling the story is writing a biography about the book's title subject, Gertrude Bell, and the author delivers the events and points of significance of Gertrude's life from a limited point of view. Because the book is a biography, the author relies on extensive research of Gertrude's life to understand her life and the type of person she was. Given the amount of knowledge gleaned from research about Gertrude, the author is able to supply some insight into the motives, feelings or actions of Gertrude and some of the other people who are important in her life. When there are conversations detailed, the author can simply relate what the other person says, and although the author may guess at the other person's thoughts, he cannot share them with the reader. Because the...

(read more)

This section contains 562 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.