Chris Cleave Writing Styles in Little Bee: A Novel

Chris Cleave
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Point of View

The novel is written in the first person point of view. The narrating character differs from one chapter to the next. The odd chapters are seen from Little Bee's point of view, while the even chapters are told through Sarah's point of view. This point of view creates an intimacy between the reader and these two characters, opening the door to an understanding of these women that the reader might not have otherwise.

The first person point of view is the most intimate a writer might utilize in fiction. This point of view allows the reader to develop an intimate relationship with the characters that is not available in the third person or second person points of view. In this novel, the author has two main characters he wants to reveal to the reader, therefore he switches from one narrator to the next, creating a mild...

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