Sonia Nazario Writing Styles in Enrique's Journey

Sonia Nazario
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Point of View

The author tells Enrique's Journey in third person point of view. Mostly this is from Enrique's perspective, but the author also tells the story through other characters sometimes. This style allows the reader to see more of what's happening in the story.

While Enrique is the primary focus, it's also necessary to understand his mother's perspective, his sister's and other friends' and family members'. But because Nazario uses Enrique as an example of the average child migrant, his story is not just about him, but all the other nameless children making the same journey across Mexico and Lourdes is an example of the mothers whom those children are traveling to find. In addition, Nazario faces the task of representing the people who help the migrants along the way.

Nazario, however, goes a step further by personally recreating Enrique's travels. She rode atop the trains and...

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