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Anne Tyler Writing Styles in Saint Maybe

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is third person. It is omniscient for the narrator knows of the actions and events of the past and present. The narrator tells the story through the eyes of Ian, Agatha, and Daphne. Ian Bedloe starts as a teenager with hopes for his future. He progresses into a bitter adult with regrets and some happiness in his life.

Agatha is a child who has been through many hardships in her young life. Her jaded point of view brings contrast to the novel. Through her eyes the reader sees the life of Lucy Dean and her young children and, eventually, the life that Agatha struggles to hold on to with the Bedloes. She is secretive and holds her emotions close to her.

Daphne is a free spirit. She is a social person and understands people. Her viewpoint helps the...

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