Ng, Celeste Writing Styles in Little Fires Everywhere

Ng, Celeste
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Point of View

Little Fires Everywhere is told through an omniscient, third person point of view. No single character dominates the story over another. By addressing every character's point of view, the narrator highlights how their identities and sense of belonging developed out of their experiences, relationships, and culture. This boundless point of view inundates the reader with intimate information on how each character relates to their families, friends, and selves, as well as the novel's conflict and setting. The details divulged are objective and unbiased but also subjective and emotional at the same time. As a result of this all-knowing but affectively removed point of view, Celeste Ng is able to paint a holistic picture of the events and relationships leading up to the little fires everywhere. The narrator's omniscient point of view encourages its readers to focus on character perspective and character development, and how the...

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