Urre, Luis Alberto Writing Styles in Into the Beautiful North

Urre, Luis Alberto
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Point of View

The novel is told in the present tense in the third person with an omniscient narrator. This allows the author to follow different narrative threads in the novel once the friends are separated at the border and begin to follow different paths. This use of point of view is symbolic of the way their journey changes the friends so that they become more of their individual selves rather than only part of a collective defined by shared experiences.

In Tres Camarones, Nayeli, Vampi, Yolo, and Tacho live very similar lives to each other and experience very similar things. As a way of reflecting this, on the outset of their journey, the novel is told from their collective point of view, with all of the events occurring simultaneously and all of the characters witnessing them as one.

This use of point of view starts to change...

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