Ghassan Kanafani Writing Styles in Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories

Ghassan Kanafani
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Point of View

The point of view of "Men in the Sun" is third person. The point of view is omniscient and reliable. It alternates the focus of the story amongst the four main characters. It is important to the story because it allows the reader to identify with each character individually before being associated with their shared fate. There is a fairly equal distribution of exposition and dialogue within the story. "The Land of Sad Oranges" is told through a first person, limited point of view. It is addressed to an unknown person. The story is told through exposition with small patches of monologue, but it contains no dialogue. In "If You Were a Horse," the point of view is third person and limited. Dialogue predominates throughout the story.

The point of view of "A Hand in the Grave" is first person and limited, as can be seen...

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