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Marilynne Robinson Writing Styles in Home (Robinson)

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Point of View

The point of view, in the novel, Home, by Marilynne Robinson, is told from the third person point of view, but it is primarily situated around Glory and her perspective. The reader is not offered as close an interior glimpse into the characters of Jack or the Reverend. The reader sees things unfold through Glory's perception and through her need to make sense of the ongoing dynamic between her brother and father. She also comes to terms with her own skeletons and the reader gets to view the process by which she reasons her way through the situations she's been through and the events that currently take place.

Language and Meaning

The language used in the novel is situated around the types of idioms and sayings that would have been prevalent during the late 1950s and 60s. There are radio shows, music, politicians, and other...

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