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Kate DiCamillo Writing Styles in Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person point of view. The narrator fluctuates between Flora, the ten year old cynic, and her superhero squirrel named Ulysses. As these narrators tell their story, they tell it in such a way that the reader can feel close to them.

The point of view of this novel works well with the plot because it allows the reader to see what is going on inside the minds of the two main characters while keeping the reader separate enough to be able to understand that some parts of the narration are unreliable. Flora is very young, therefore she could not possibly understand everything that is going on in the adult world around her. Ulysses is not a human and does not understand the human world at all. Therefore, much of his narration is also unreliable.

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