Susan Power Writing Styles in The Grass Dancer

Susan Power
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Point of View

The novel uses two different types of point of view. Some chapters are written in third-person. The stories unfold from the view of an objective observer. This observer allows the reader to get into the minds of several characters and to see places and activities as if the reader were standing above it all and watching what is going on. This style is similar to watching a movie unfold.

Other chapters are written in first-person. In these chapters, the reader sees the story unfold through the eyes of a particular character. The first-person chapters relate the personal perspectives of Herod Small War, Anna Thunder, Crystal Thunder, Lydia Wind Soldier, and Red Dress. These chapters are important to the overall story because the story is very much about individual perceptions of the same event. For example, the way Anna Thunder sees the events of Red Dress's...

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