Charles Frazier Writing Styles in Nightwoods: A Novel

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Point of View

The story is written in the third-person and omniscient perspective, though the reader's view of the actions is somewhat limited in some instances. This is seen clearly when Luce cuts Bud, seriously wounding him so that he experiences a great deal of blood loss. However, Bud is able to get to a stream and wash some of the blood away. He tries to staunch the flow of blood using moss. It seems possible that he might have survived but it also seems possible that he might have died. The omniscient view is limited in this case because the reader is left wondering about Bud's fate. However, in other cases, the thoughts and actions of the characters are clearly outlined. When Bud and Lit are riding around together one night, Lit begins questioning Bud's identity. It seems clear that Lit has come to suspect Bud's identity and...

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