Suzanne Weyn Writing Styles in The Bar Code Tattoo

Suzanne Weyn
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Point of View

The story is written in the third person from the limited point of view of Kayla Reed. This limitation of perspective is used largely to ensure suspense throughout the story. For example, Kayla has a series of visions and these are presented as she sees them. Because Kayla doesn't understand what she's seeing, the reader doesn't fully understand the visions. There are other instances in which the limited perspective creates suspense. When Kayla begins to learn the basis of others' objections to the bar code, she comes to believe there is some important piece of information being included in the bar code. Kayla's belief on this front translates to suspense and the reader doesn't learn the truth until Kayla figures it out. The fact that Kayla doesn't know what's happening in the lives of other characters also lends to the suspense. She is attracted to...

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