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Louis Sachar Writing Styles in Holes

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Point of View

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a story told in the third-person point of view. That means that the voice telling the story sees everything and knows all the action. It's as if they are watching and narrating everything from above. This viewpoint is helpful because we can see all the action of the boys, the Warden, and the camp counselors. Neither Stanley nor Hector is telling the story through their own viewpoint. (Notice that no one says, "I grabbed my shovel and started digging my hole for the day.")

The third-person point of view is often referred to as the omniscient point of view, meaning that the narrator of the story sees everything. This is especially apparent in the telling of the story of Camp Green Lake during Sam and Katherine's time. A character in the modern-day story simply couldn't know this information, and it's important to recognize that...

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