Richard Powers Writing Styles in The Echo Maker

Richard Powers
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Point of View

The story is told both from the first and third person narrative points of view. This means that the author tells the story directly from the perspectives of the main characters as well as in narrative that explains what the characters are thinking. For example, the narrator uses the pronouns she, he, they, etc. throughout because the story is being told from a third party point of view. However, the dialogue between characters is told from the first person perspective with the pronouns I, we, us, etc. With the third person narrative point of view, the reader does not have access to the thoughts and feelings of the characters, only their activities and dialogue are stated. What is going on in the heads of any other people in the story is revealed through narration which is third person as opposed

As the characters go from...

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