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James A. Michener Writing Styles in Hawaii

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Style

Point of View

The story of this novel is told from both the first person and the third person points of view. Most of the story is in the third person and is, for the most part, objective. A story being told in the third person is omniscient and reliable in that the reader does not miss any of the action of the book. The use of the third person also allows for the character's emotions to be known and allows the reader to watch the different characters develop. The value of the third person is that the reader's knowledge is not dependent on the presence of one character that acts as the narrator.

The first person is used at times which makes the reader aware that there is one person who is telling a story. At the end of the book the reader finds that this one person...

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