Jean Craighead George Writing Styles in Julie of the Wolves

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Point of View

Julie of the Wolves employs a limited third person point of view. That is, although the reader sees everything from Miyax's point of view, never, for example, from the point of view of the wolves or Kapugen, she herself does not narrate the story. The narrator's voice is removed, observing Miyax's thoughts, emotions and memories as well as her actions, but it does not back up far enough to observe events Miyax cannot see, nor enter into the thoughts and emotions of any other character. By limiting the point of view in this way, the author is able to guarantee a closer identification of the reader with Miyax's situation. Initially drawn in by her desperate situation and by the nearness of the wolves, the reader is teased along by hints of Miyax's past life, by names and brief memories designed to intrigue: Who is this thirteen-year-old...

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