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Sherman Alexie Writing Styles in Ten Little Indians

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Style

Points of View

About half of the stories are told from the point of view of an objective narrator (the author), and the others are told from the point of view of a character in the story. For example, "The Search Engine," "Can I Get A Witness?" and "Flight Patterns" are related by an outside observer. "Lawyer's League," "Do Not Go Gentle," "The Life and Times of Estelle Walks Above," and "Do You Know Where I Am?" are told from the point of view of a character in the story, letting the reader into the characters' minds.

Setting

The setting for all the stories is the greater Seattle area, with occasional references to the Spokane Indian Reservation and Western Washington University. The setting is important as the cultural home of the Spokane Indians, but also...

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