Orson Scott Card Writing Styles in Shadow of the Giant

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Point of View

Shadow of the Giant is written in the third-person omniscient point of view. This allows the reader to observe situations through the senses and inner thoughts of each character without partiality. The focal character shifts from scene to scene offering perspectives from different focal characters and allowing readers to make determinations without being told what to think. For instance, when Bean promises Petra they will all leave earth together on the space ship, the reader knows he has no intention of bringing her and their normal children with him into space. This is an example of Bean as the focal character and the reader being privy to his true thoughts and feelings. However, the reader also learns that that Petra is happy that Bean understands.

The omniscient point of view is used to narrow the information available to the reader as it is filtered through the...

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