Jose Antonio Villarreal Writing Styles in Pocho

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Point of View

The book is told from the point of view of a third-person, omniscient narrator. This narrator usually only reveals the thoughts or feelings of one or two characters, but often the narrator knows things that the characters do not. For instance, sometimes the narrator hints at the way events will turn out, as though the narrator knows because the narrator is telling the story. By speaking the thoughts of several people, the narrator allows the reader to understand the story from more than one point of view. This is important, since the story is about clashing points of view.

In a book about the differences between Mexicans and Americans, it is not obvious which nationality the narrator may be. Although the narrator is certainly quite familiar with many aspects of Mexican culture and does not treat them as though they are shocking, the narrator also has...

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