Pearl S. Buck Writing Styles in The Big Wave

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Point of View

In The Big Wave, the point of view is third person and omniscient. This is proven by the fact that the narrator is privy to the thoughts and feelings of all the characters, in addition to the events and dialogue which transpire. This point of view is also reliable since nothing they say is ever disputed. The use of this particular point of view is important to the story because it allows readers to share the characters' thoughts and feelings, providing readers with a better understanding of the decisions that characters make and the reasons behind these decisions.

In this story, the use of exposition and dialogue is distributed fairly equally, and this is effective because it allows the reader to receive a description of the events as well as the conversations. Access to the conversations in The Big Wave is especially important since Kino's father...

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