Dorothy Rhoads Writing Styles in The Corn Grows Ripe

Dorothy Rhoads
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Point of View

The point of view of the book is third person. This point of view is reliable, proven by the fact that narrator knows the actions of the events Tigre reports on and the observations he makes of other people. The point of view is important to the book because a major aspect of the book is the emotional growth and development of the main character, Tigre. There could not be the dramatic impact of this growth and development if the reader cannot see into Tigre's thoughts and most personal fears. Tigre is a 12-year-old boy who does not have much dialogue, so the point of view gives the reader a deep look into Tigre's mind. The point of view is a close third person because Tigre deals with intense emotions of becoming a man and overcoming the challenges of a man.

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