Dave Eggers Writing Styles in Heroes of the Frontier

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Point of View

Heroes of the Frontier is written in the third person limited perspective from Josie’s perspective. The author’s use of this perspective is appropriate since this is primarily Josie’s story. The reader only knows what Josie is thinking. Her thoughts at the outset of the novel are often dark, sarcastic, and self-loathing. However, as her attitude begins to shift, she begins to notice the beauty around her and her confidence begins to grow. Allowing the reader to know what Josie is thinking enables the author to show Josie’s growth and change as the novel progresses. The story is told in the past tense.

Language and Meaning

Eggers uses a slightly elevated vocabulary throughout the novel, making the novel set at a slightly higher level than the average high school reader. The choice of language gives the novel a feeling of being a...

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