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Alan Drew Writing Styles in Gardens of Water

Alan Drew
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Point of View

"Gardens of Water" is written from a third-person point of view with specific focus on the thoughts of Sinan and Irem. Each chapter is guided by the actions of either Sinan or Irem, and their inner thoughts are explored by the narrator. The way that the other characters are perceived is told through the eyes of Sinan and Irem, so readers really only have a definite idea of what Sinan and Irem are feeling at each moment. Alan Drew uses an interesting narrative device by having two protagonists. The exact same events are experienced by both characters but each responds in a vastly different way. It can be assumed that the same events are experienced in completely different ways by the other characters in the novel, though their thought process is not explored. By his choice of storytellers, the author is showing that the joys, tragedies...

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