Lois Lenski Writing Styles in Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison

Lois Lenski
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Point of View

This entire story is told from a third person limited point of view. The reader is told what is happening and what is said by an unknown third party who is not a character in the story. All of the settings and scenery are also described by this narrator. It is considered a limited point of view because the reader is only shown the thoughts of Molly and only at certain times in the story’s plot.

Language and Meaning

The language throughout this novel is extremely descriptive. All scenes are told in such vivid detail that the reader cannot help but visualize what is actually happening in the story. Since the story is set in the 1700s and most of the characters are either rural farmers or Indians, the use of slang on the rural characters’ parts and foreign words on the Indian characters...

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