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Sherman Alexie Writing Styles in Reservation Blues

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Point of View

The point of view in Reservation Blues is from the perspective of an omniscient and third-person narrator. The narrator is able to access the inner thoughts, dreams, and even journal entries of all major characters. The omniscient aspect of the narrative gives the reader a more complete story. If the plot depended on the perceptions of a single person such as the protagonist, then much of the depth of character development of the other characters would not have been possible.

The third person aspect of the narrative gives the tale a more believable quality than it would have coming from a first-person narrator, and this is due to the supernatural events in the plot. If these events had been reported only by a single character serving as narrator, the events might be easier for readers to dismiss as merely the faulty or mistaken perceptions of one...

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