Nancy Horan Writing Styles in Loving Frank: A Novel

Nancy Horan
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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is third person. It is omniscient because the narrator knows of the actions and events of the past and present. The story is told through the eyes of Mamah Borthwick and in the end Frank Lloyd Wright. Their actions are seen through their eyes so that the reader can get to know them and understand their actions. Mamah is able to tell her story so that the writer has an understanding of what she is going through as the woman who has left her family to be with another man. A reader would be inclined not to be sympathetic to her, but seeing the story from her viewpoint helps one to understand her actions.

The story is told through exposition and dialogue. This allows the reader to become acquainted with the characters. The dialogue shows the emotional turmoil...

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