Allan Gurganus Writing Styles in Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

Allan Gurganus
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Point of View

The points of view used in Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All are varied, depending on the situation. Many of the stories are told in the first-person point of view where the narrator is the storyteller. This is true in all of the situations involving Lucy since the book is basically her story. Cassie's story of slavery is also told in the first-person narrative, with Cassie functioning as the narrator and storyteller. The use of the first person in these situations makes the stories seem ore credible because they are being related by the individual who was present at the time. The limitation of the first person point of view means that the information available to the reader is limited to the information that is available to the character, such as when Ned Marsden is injured in the hunting accident. Other stories in the book are...

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