Louise Erdrich Writing Styles in LaRose

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Point of View

Louise Erdrich tells her novel LaRose in the third-person, omniscient narrative mode. The novel itself takes place in the 1800s, the 1960s, and the early 2000s, while also taking place between the frontier wilderness, various parts of the state of North Dakota and Minnesota, and across even the eastern half of the country to Pennsylvania. The novel also features a host of characters, including the first LaRose and Wolfred, the latest LaRose and his efforts to live up to his namesake, and the child and adult versions of Landreaux and Romeo. The novel also follows the events surrounding the death of Dusty and focuses on how it affects both the Irons and the Raviches. This is all made possible by the third-person narrator. The third-person narrator acts as a single, unifying thread that draws together the various characters, parts, times, and places of the novel...

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