Madeleine L'Engle Writing Styles in Many Waters

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Point of View

"Many Waters" by Madeleine L'Engle is written in the third-person point of view. This allows the readers to connect with numerous characters, offering insight into the unique situation and emotions of each. Because of this viewpoint, readers get a clear idea of who intends evil, who is good, and who is a pawn. The twins are the main characters, and the reader gets to know each of them as unique individuals, but also sees how they work together. This is particularly important when it comes to relationships with Yalith. They are both attracted to her and she is attracted to both of them, but due to the third-person point of view, there is no judgment. The reader sees the inward struggle of each of them.

Setting

The setting is particularly pivotal to the story line. The boys come from the cold and polluted modern world and...

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