Toni Morrison Writing Styles in Paradise

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Point of View

The story is written in third person and the point of view varies from one character to another over the course of the book. There is a limited omniscient perspective though the reader has to put together a series of perspectives in order to gain a full view of the events. For example, the author tells of an affair undertaken by Connie and the reader knows that her lover is one of the Morgan twins from Ruby, but does not know which until the very end of the book when the perspective has switched to another character. This takes place continuously throughout the story so that the reader comes to look forward to the changing points of view in order to gain a different perspective and answer questions left unanswered by the focus on each character. The perspectives are skewed by the fact that each of...

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