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Astrid Lindgren Writing Styles in Pippi Longstocking

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Style

Point of View

This book is written in third person omniscient. Lindgren allows the reader to see people's thoughts about Pippi's antics. Pippi would not stand out as much if it were not for other people's reactions. Having everyone's point of view heightens Pippi's battle with the adults. Usually, the reader sees that adults initially underestimate Pippi and then subsequently awed by her. If the book were in first person, the reader would not see those reactions. As a lighthearted children's book, Pippi Longstocking does not delve deeply into other characters' thoughts.

Tommy and Annika's reactions to Pippi make their differences clearer. The brother and sister characters are more fleshed out. Annika's fears are obvious, but so is her overcoming them. The reader sees Tommy's desire to follow Pippi. Pippi's view shows her feelings about her parents and animals. She also shows her optimism and bravery.

Setting

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