Maddie Dawson Writing Styles in Matchmaking For Beginners

Maddie Dawson
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Point of View

This story is told from the point of view of two different first-person narrators, Blix and Marnie. Marnie does the majority of the narration since Blix dies about one-third of the way through the novel. The use of the first person point of view for both Marnie's and Blix’s sections of the novel allows the reader to become emotionally connected to both of these women. The reader knows these women’s thoughts and emotions told in their own words. If a third person omniscient narrator had been used it would significantly distance the reader from the two main characters. Had the author used a third person narrator, that narrator would have told the reader about what Marnie and Blix were thinking and doing instead of the reader being addressed directly by the characters. By using the first person point of view, the author allows...

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