Brian Doyle Writing Styles in Mink River

Brian Doyle
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Point of View

This story is told from the third person point of view of an omniscient narrator. The narrator tells the story as if he were telling it directly to the reader. The style feels as if the story is being told face-to-face. The narrator knows the thoughts and emotions of all of the characters including animals, the river and even trees. Although the narrator tells the story from a third person point of view there are sections of the novel that are told from the first person point of view of particular characters. First person narrators in the novel include Worried Man, Owen and Daniel. Most of these first person sections occur when the characters are recording stories for the oral history project.

Language and Meaning

Because this is a book basically told as a story and its main theme is storytelling, the book is written...

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