Lillian Smith Writing Styles in Strange Fruit

Lillian Smith
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Point of View

This novel is told from the third person point of view. Parts of the story are told by a third person omniscient narrator while other sections of the story are told by a third person narrator with a point of view limited to that of one character. In addition to this third person point of view, there are also some points in the novel in which the author uses a reference to “you” making it seem as if the reader is being drawn into the novel.

Nonnie, Bess, Ed, Sam, Tracy, Laura, Alma Deen, and Tom Harris are among those characters who are singled out in the course of the story. The first chapter, for instance, starts out with an omniscient third person narrator who describes Nonnie. It is known this narrator is omniscient as he is able to share with the reader what individual...

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