Anne Born and Per Petterson Writing Styles in Out Stealing Horses

Anne Born and Per Petterson
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Point of View

The point of view is the first person narration, from the viewpoint of Trond Sanders (both 67 years old and in memory 15 years old). He is quite the unreliable narrator as a 15 year old as his perspectives are assumptions based on his limited knowledge of human nature. He believes, for instance, that he determines what will or won't hurt, but in the end, though he doesn't invite it, the hurt from his past rises like waves to be confronted and dealt with, and he has little choice but to face them or finally be taken under by them in his older years.

Language and Meaning

The language is accessible and easy to read, with phrases from Norway, as well as cultural references from Europe thrown in for authenticity. Some of the terminology regarding World War II are also offered, and a greater understanding of the novel...

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