Related Topics

Vaddey Ratner Writing Styles in In the Shadow of the Banyan: A Novel

Vaddey Ratner
This Study Guide consists of approximately 62 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of In the Shadow of the Banyan.
This section contains 842 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the In the Shadow of the Banyan: A Novel Study Guide

Point of View

The novel is told from the first person point-of-view. Raami, a seven-year-old girl, is our narrator, but because of language choices and an understanding, we can surmise that her perspective is from some years removed from the original events. Still, Raami does not understand every facet of what is happening to her, and often her age and limited understanding give the reader a confusion similar to that felt by Raami herself.

Most of Raami’s information about what is happening in the novel come from the adults around her. She overhears conversations about what may be happening and why, but those conversations — from her family members, mostly — are equally unreliable. Like Raami, most characters in the novel do not know what will happen until it happens.

Raami’s Point of View is not always moving forward in time. She often flashes back to provide more...

(read more)

This section contains 842 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the In the Shadow of the Banyan: A Novel Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
In the Shadow of the Banyan: A Novel from BookRags. (c)2017 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook