Orson Scott Card Writing Styles in Earthborn

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Point of View

In the course of this book, the author uses several points of view from multiple narratives, but all of them share the similarity that they are all from the third person stance; by moving between these different narratives the complete story is revealed to the reader.

The initial point of view is the narrative of Akma, as we are allowed to understand what he is thinking and feeling while he is held in captivity by the sons of Pabulog of the Elemaki. This immediately allows the reader to understand his subsequent actions through the story. The point of view of Akma is met by the narratives of Mon and Edhadeya in the Darakemba as they are allowed to perceive visions of Akma's life, making them similar to the reader in having a glimpse at the meta-plot of the story. The author repeatedly uses the technique of...

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