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Elizabeth Strout Writing Styles in Olive Kitteridge

Elizabeth Strout
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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person point of view, from the perspective of the author. The point of view of this novel is intimate, allowing a reader to connect closely with each of the characters in the novel. The book written in this manner allows the reader to get inside the head, thoughts and inner struggles of each character. The point of view also allows the author to inject her own opinions into the narration and to expand on the events taking place around the characters and the occurrences taking place.

Setting

The novel takes place in Crosby, Maine and in New York City during the 21st century. The main characters are involved in the daily life of living in a small coastal town.

The setting of this novel works well with the plot. At first, the reader is not aware how the main...

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