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Ken Kesey Writing Styles in Sailor Song

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Style

Points of View

For the most part, the story is told in the third person omniscient. The thoughts and feelings of the characters are crucial in providing the motivations for their actions and showing how they are affected by each other and by their own experiences. Often the inner thoughts of the characters show the development of other characters, as the reader glimpses a view of the same character from different perspectives. Often the inner thoughts provide details that would otherwise be lost to the narrative and allow the reader to form a well-rounded picture of each character and event.

The novel takes place in the future and the narrator often provides details about what has occurred in the world in the time between when the novel was written and when the story takes place. The significant events and technological advances help the reader to understand the condition of...

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