Gayle Brandeis Writing Styles in The Book of Dead Birds

Gayle Brandeis
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Point of View

The narrative shifts mainly between a third person omniscient perspective form point of vie of Hye-yang to the first person's perspective of Ava. The omniscient perspective appears during the telling of Hye-yang's story and it takes place in the best. The fact that Ava wants to tell her mother;s story and talks about writing and her notebooks makes readers think that this omniscient narrator is Ava who is telling her mother's story based on what she has gathered from her. As the story originates from Hye-yang, however, readers should realize that the narrator may not be reliable as it is almost the same as Hye-yang telling her own story from the first person point of view. The narrator is these section depict Hye-yang as a victim, in general. Yet the epigraph at the beginning of the narrative implies that Hye-yang's problems are of her...

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