Carl Hiaasen Writing Styles in Scat

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Point of View

The general perspective of the narrator is third person omniscient with a greater focus on Nick’s perspective, though the narrator is able to access other perspectives and stories as well. The narrator knows about the histories of the major characters, how they perceive the events that occur in the narrative, and their fates as the narrative comes to a close.

The third person perspective works with the structure to give readers clues to solve the mysteries that appear within the narrative. This adds suspense as the readers wait for the characters to figure out what they, the readers, already know. It also supports thematic points as readers see the errors others make in judging characters based on their pasts and their looks because readers have access to the stories of these characters that are occurring while others are misjudging them. It also shows the...

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