Chris Bohjalian Writing Styles in Midwives

Chris Bohjalian
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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is first person. The novel is written from the point of view of Sibyl's daughter, more than fifteen years after the death of Charlotte Fugett Bedford. Connie tells the story of Sibyl's arrest and trial not only from the view of Sibyl's fourteen-year-old daughter, but also with the maturity that has come with the passing years since the trial took place. At the same time, Connie includes in the beginning of each of the chapters an excerpt from her mother's journal. These entries, too, are in the first person point of view, telling the story from yet another point of view and giving the reader some deeper insight into the emotional trauma this family suffers during Sibyl's trial.

The point of view of this novel works because it is told from the point of view of a loving daughter...

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