Orson Scott Card Writing Styles in Seventh Son

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Point of View

Seventh Son is written in the third person. The third person style enables the author to let the reader see more viewpoints than first person would allow. No character is in every chapter, so one person could not tell the story, which means that the first person narrative is not possible. For instance, little Peggy is in chapter 1, 3, 5, and 15 but not in any other chapters. Even the main character, Alvin Miller Jr., does not appear until chapter 5, when he is born.

Dialogue is important in this novel as it helps the reader form an idea of how the characters think and also helps us view events. The third person descriptions of people and places are enlightening as well.

The reader realizes that this is America, but from the names of places, the reader can infer almost from the beginning that it is an alternate fantasy world...

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