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Chaim Potok Writing Styles in My Name Is Asher Lev

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Style

Point of View

My Name Is Asher Lev is told in the first person from the viewpoint of the artist. Asher narrates the book as though he were talking directly to the reader. He provides an open and honest account of his life, including his inner emotions, from ages four through twenty-four. The narrator shares his life story for the sole purpose of explaining how an observant Jew came to paint crucifixions. Asher avoids extraneous information, including details about the woman he has chosen to marry.

Setting

The novel takes place mainly in Asher's childhood apartment on the Brooklyn Parkway near the headquarters of the Ladover Hasidic community. The Levs live modestly in a sparsely furnished home with white walls. The living room window is broad and provides the young artist an inspiring view of the street below. Across the street is a row of trees that Asher must...

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