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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is third person, with the narrator shifting from chapter to chapter. Each chapter is entitled with the name of the person who will be the narrator within the text. For example, Chapter 2 of Part Two is headed Chamberlain, narrated by a Union colonel preparing to battle the Confederate soldiers on a hill called Little Round Top. Each chapter shows a unique point of view of different aspects of the battle at Gettysburg. These points of view include not only portions of the various battles, but the planning of the battles and the actions of the men before and after each battle, including the emotional remembrances of old friends and family left behind.

The point of view of this novel works not only because it is well organized, but because the shifting point of view allows the reader to see...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Killer Angels from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.