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Mildred Taylor Writing Styles in Let the Circle Be Unbroken

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Style

Point of View

Let the Circle Be Unbroken is written in the first person limited, with Cassie as its only narrator. Everything that happens occurs in the presence of the main character, and every internal dialog is Cassie's own thoughts.

This story is told through the eyes of child, and it is through these eyes that the reader is able to see the world in which she lives, without any prior knowledge of society at the time. Basically, as the character Cassie learns, the reader does as well. Cassie is smart, extremely honest, and curios enough to seek out the interesting. This is a good tool to employ, as Taylor does, because pacing is set by Cassie's rate of gaining knowledge.

Also, this device allows the author an avenue for explaining certain events and laws that the reader would have no prior knowledge of. Most of all, though, this...

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