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Yiyun Li Writing Styles in Gold Boy, Emerald Girl: Stories

Yiyun Li
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Point of View

The point of view varies in each of these stories. Kindness is written in the first person point of view, allowing the reader a close connection to the main character, but eliminating mind hopping. The other stories are told in the third person point of view. Some of these stories remain with a single character throughout the story, but others tend to hop from character to character in order to allow the reader to know the thoughts of other characters.

The points of views in these stories are varied, but each one fits with the story it is telling. Kindness is the story of a woman looking back on her life and realizing that she has been touched by the kindnesses of all the people she has met in her life. This story is best told from the first person point of view because it is...

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