Ursula K. Le Guin Writing Styles in The Dispossessed

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is third person. The main character is a physicist named Shevek. The author remains focused on Shevek throughout the novel, never moving into the mind of another character.

The point of view of this novel works well with the plot. The point of view allows the reader to develop an understanding of the main character that makes them care about what happens to him. Although it does not have the intimacy of a first person point of view, this point of view keeps the reader focused on the main character, therefore allowing the reader only to know and understand what this character knows and understands. For this reason, the reader finds themselves rooting for the main character, deeply involved in his situation until the final sentence of the novel.

Language and Meaning

The language of this novel is...

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