Jim Harrison Writing Styles in Legends of the Fall

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The point of view in Revenge is third person omniscient with a broad view at first, including a focus on an unconscious man and a coyote. The view focuses on different characters at first, while the main character is unconscious. Once Cochran gains center stage in the narrative, the point of view usually focuses on him. However, on occasion, the focus shifts to Tibey, Miryea, and some of the more minor characters. This technique is necessary in a story with so little dialog. Without access to characters' thoughts, the story would fail to convey important information about the characters, such as Tibey's motives behind his revenge against Cochran and Miryea. This point of view is also important to add to the theme of being a victim, as Tibey, Cochran, and Miryea all respond differently to the victimization they face.

The Man Who Gave Up His Name is also in third...

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