Ursula K. Le Guin Writing Styles in Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea

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The point of view of this novel is the third-person and omniscient perspective. The main narrator of this novel is Tenar, a farmer's widow who once was a priestess from Atuan. Tenar tells the story from her point of view in such a way that the reader can only see what Tenar sees, can only feel what Tenar feels. Tenar spends a great deal of time in this novel alone, thinking about the past and the struggles she faces in her present life. This leads to a great deal of internal dialogue that allows the reader to receive some backstory about Tenar and the other characters in the novel as well as her motives for acting as she does in the plot. At the end of the novel, there is a brief moment when the narration moves to Therru, Tenar's adopted daughter, but this change is...

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