Lloyd Alexander Writing Styles in Taran Wanderer

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Point of View

The point of view of Taran Wanderer is third person omniscient. Taran is the primary narrator and most of the action is seen either through his eyes or through information told to him. The narration does not wander into the mind of other characters nor does it attempt to explain the emotions or actions of other characters, keeping the action focused on Taran, which also keeps the point of view narrow and to the point. Taran is the most important character in the novel and therefore is the focus of the novel, as suggested by the tight narration. What makes the narration third person omniscient is that the actions and emotions of Taran are reported on, but they are reported in the third person rather through a more intimate first person point of view.

This point of view works because it stresses to the reader, almost...

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