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Walter Dean Myers Writing Styles in Scorpions

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Style

Point of View

The novel is told in third person omniscient narration. The narrator has full access to the minds and thoughts of the two main characters. This gives a better insight into their motivations and their struggles. It helps give greater depth to the characterization. It is through this point of view that we get to understand what leads Jamal to be enamored with the power of a gun and his frustration with the bullies. Jamal never provokes any of the other boys. The bullies pick on him. He is a true victim who takes the abuse quietly, and so it perpetuates.

Through this point of view, we understand Tito's deep concerns and insights into possible trouble. Tito often expresses his concern about having a gun. He is aware of its potential danger. Jamal and Tito endear themselves to the reader because the reader can walk in their...

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