Asa Earl Carter Writing Styles in The Education of Little Tree

Asa Earl Carter
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Points of View

The entire story is told from a first person point of view, that of Little Tree reflecting on the years he spent with his grandparents. While the perspective is that of a young boy, we can understand many adult behaviors and language that Little Tree doesn't comprehend. This is done through the description of actions and dialogue.

Setting

The main setting for the novel is a mountain in Tennessee, where Granma and Granpa live. There are also surrounding community areas, such as the settlement, which include the crossroads store and the church. Since the mountain encompasses Little Tree's whole world, there are many mountain settings that hold special meaning, such as a secret place or the high trail. On the mountain, Little Tree learns about the Cherokee ways. He connects and bonds with nature. The cabin is the family's physical dwelling, a warm place, often visited...

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