Octavia E. Butler Writing Styles in Lilith's Brood

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Point of View

The point of view in the story changes. In the part of the book that is titled "Dawn," the point of view will be in the past tense and third person but will always come from Lilith. There are points in the story when Lilith is in solitary confinement or when she is being plotted against by the Humans, as well as other moments in the story, when the reader will have only the information that Lilith has. Since the point of view is limited the reader will only come to understand things in the book as Lilith begins to understand them or they are explained to her. Despite the point of view coming only from Lilith, there will be moments when it is not completely clear what Lilith is thinking either. The point of view is that of a Human that slowly begins to trust...

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