George Selden Writing Styles in The Cricket in Times Square

George Selden
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Point of View

George Selden tells the story of The Cricket in Times Square from a limited and omniscient point of view. In this manner, the author adopts a 'god-like' perspective, moving from one character's perspective to another. He is able to reveal details from the personal point of view of each character, often switching from one to another within a chapter or segment.

The limited, omniscient viewpoint is revealed shortly after Mario finds Chester and Chester meets Tucker and Harry for the first time. Selden gives each of these characters a first-person perspective during interactions. Selden does a wonderful job of transitioning from one character to another and there is never a situation where the reader is confused as to whose mind or perspective is being revealed. The author gives voice not only to the creatures in this story, but to the people as well, allowing them...

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