Paulo Coelho Writing Styles in Eleven Minutes

Paulo Coelho
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The story is told from the third person limited point of view. This means that the author not only provides dialogue and events of the novel, he also shares what the main character is thinking. In this case, the author tells the reader what Maria thinks as she moves through her life. For example, when Maria is disappointed by her early loves, the author tells us Maria's fears, hopes, and dreams instead of just saying Maria was upset when a boy no longer wanted to spend time with Maria. Later in the novel, the author shares Maria's thoughts when she is engaged in dialogue with another character, providing even more insight into Maria's character. The author shares the acts and the dialogue of the other characters but does not take the reader into their minds as he does with Maria. As an added element to add...

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