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Maria von Trapp Writing Styles in The Story of the Trapp Family Singers

Maria von Trapp
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Perspective

Chances are that throughout her life Maria was asked by many people to write this book. Although the Trapp Family Singer's fame in the United States would equal the success of a one-hit-wonder—not at Superstar level, they are known enough to leave an impact. In her foreword, humorously titled the Chapter before the First, Maria admits to being over age forty when she wrote this book. The entire perspective is the author's and told in the first person.

On occasion, Maria attempts to fill in the mindset of those who surround her. She does not really succeed, because everyone else in her life, including the Captain, comes off like a secondary player. Her mentions of others are without depth. Rarely does she stand long enough in any other family member's shoes to give us a clearer understanding of what makes that person tick. She wears humility...

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