Laura Amy Schlitz Writing Styles in Splendors and Glooms

Laura Amy Schlitz
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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person point of view. The author uses multiple characters to tell her story, utilizing the omniscient aspect of this point of view. The narrators are mostly the main characters, Lizzie Rose, Parsefall, and Clara, but the author also shows certain scenes through the minds of Dr. Wintermute, Grisini, and Cassandra to show the reader things that the children could not possibly know but which are important to the developing plot of the novel.

The point of view of this novel works well with the plot because it tells a well-rounded story. The author makes it clear to the reader whose head she is in as each scene changes, often not changing narrators until she begins a new chapter. The use of multiple narrators allows the reader to see the story through many eyes, to know things that some...

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