Mary E. Pearson Writing Styles in Scribbler of Dreams

Mary E. Pearson
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Point of View

Mary Pearson tells her novel "Scribbler of Dreams" in the first-person narrative of Kaitlin Malone, the book's main character and principle protagonist. This is done in order to follow the evolution of Kaitlin's character, and to reinforce the underlying emotional tone of the novel. Telling the novel in the first person allows the relations of fears, thoughts, dreams, and love in a tender, personal way that is not always consistent with the third-person omniscient narrative. The reader becomes a confidante to Kaitlin, rather than a mere observer of events. The author of the novel is seeking to emotionally compel and connect the reader with Kaitlin.

In terms of the evolution of Kaitlin's character, the firsthand telling of that evolution by Kaitlin further endears the reader to Kaitlin. Initially hating every single thing about the Crutchfields, Kaitlin slowly comes around as she discovers they are human, and...

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