Alice Hoffman Writing Styles in The Dovekeepers

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Point of View

This novel is told from the first person point of view of four different women. The first part of the novel is told from the first person point of view of Yael; the second part, Revka; the third part, Aziza; and the fourth part, Shirah. The concluding section of the book “Alexandria” returns to the first person point of view of Yael. Use of the first person point of view seems appropriate in this story as it allows the reader to really focus in on the women being featured in each section of the novel. If the story had been told only from the point of view of one of these characters the reader would not get a full picture of the different types of women who came to Masada, the reasons they came there and the experiences they had. The majority of the story...

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