Orson Scott Card Writing Styles in Speaker for the Dead

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The point of view in Speaker for the Dead is omniscient third person. The point of view of the novel shifts from chapter to chapter, sometimes shifting several times within a single chapter. This point of view allows the reader to see the story from the point of view of all the major human characters, including the two most important characters, Ender and Novinha. The point of view of some minor characters is also shared in certain places where it works to enhance the telling of the story.

This point of view works because it allows the reader to see events through many eyes and to feel the emotions of all the major characters as well as a few minor characters, giving the story a deeper, more emotional impact for the reader. A shifting point of view like this one where the point of view character...

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