Lucia St. Clair Robson Writing Styles in Ride the Wind: The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker and the Last Days of the Comanche

Lucia St. Clair Robson
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Point of View

The point of View of Ride the Wind is omniscient third-person, focusing mainly on Cynthia Ann Parker or Naduah. The perspective shifts from time to time to various other characters, from Wanderer, to Rachel, to John Parker, to the men who hunt the Indians. From time to time, Robson moves into more of a storytelling technique where she is not in the mind of any particular character, but is telling the story, giving the reader a good understanding of the scene, what things look like, smell like, the overall feeling of the people in general. Then she will narrow the perspective to a single character, still in third person, and specify that character's reactions to the situation. Naduah and Wanderer are considered to be the major protagonists, and as such, much of the story is told from one perspective or the other.

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