Gregory Maguire Writing Styles in Lost

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Lost is written in the third-person point of view, which is a common and flexible narrative mode. The third-person narrative means characters are referred to as 'he', 'she', 'they', etc., but never as 'I' and 'we' (first person) or 'you' (second person). The narrator of Lost is never named and is not a character within the story, so a non-biased and clear account of the story is presented. Readers do not have to wonder if the narrator is trying to trick or mislead them with a red herring, nor would the narrator have a personal agenda of any sort.

Narration in Lost is subjective and limited, as Winnie is the character followed most closely and the only character whose thoughts are shared with readers. In other words, readers do not know things that Winnie has not yet learned. This type of narration greatly attributes to the...

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