Jane Smiley Writing Styles in Some Luck

This Study Guide consists of approximately 39 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Some Luck.
This section contains 842 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Some Luck Study Guide

Point of View

“Some Luck” by Jane Smiley is written from the third-person and limited, omniscient perspective. Using this device, the author writes from the point of view of the main characters and provides insight into the main characters and what drives them. The reader is able to know the thoughts, motivations, intentions, and private feelings of the main characters. The reader is privy to Walter’s fears and doubts about being able to make the farm successful and to care for his wife and children.

Readers are also shown Rosanna’s conflicts with religion and her guilt and shame about favoring one child over the other rise to the forefront. She struggles between what she was taught as a Catholic, the religion she was born and raised in, and the Protestant religion that preach that salvation is only possible when a person is saved. She is pressured...

(read more)

This section contains 842 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Some Luck Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Some Luck from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook