Lisa See Writing Styles in Dragon Bones: A Novel

Lisa See
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Point of View

The point of view in the novel is third person. This point of view is necessary, in that the story is not only told from the viewpoint of Liu Hulan, but also from that of her husband, David Stark. Since the two are often in different areas, it is vital to understand what both are seeing and thinking in order to piece together the mystery of Site 518. The point of view proves reliable, as both David and Hulan's discoveries lead to the same conclusions. In addition, this point of view is important since one of the main points of the novel is the interplay between David and Hulan in terms of their marriage, and without a third person view, this would be difficult to convey from both sides. Additionally, the third person point of view allows the focus of the story to be in a particular...

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