John Neufeld Writing Styles in Lisa, Bright and Dark

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Point of View

Lisa, Bright and Dark features more than one narrator. First of all, the person narrating the beginning of chapter is never identified in the narrative. The author's choice to include such a passage is an interesting one. By using an unknown narrator, the author takes the emphasis off the characters for a moment in order to show a more complete picture. It can be assumed that Betsy Goodman is the person narrating this episode. It could also be that Elizabeth Frazer is the narrator, but there is nothing present in the narrative to support this assertion.

The remaining twenty-one chapters are all narrated by Betsy Goodman.

Betsy's point of view is very interesting for several reasons. First of all, Betty admits that she does not know Lisa Shilling very well when the story begins. M.N. knows Lisa better than Betsy but Betsy tells the story...

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