N. K. Jemisin Writing Styles in The Fifth Season

N. K. Jemisin
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Point of View

This novel is told from two different points of view. Most of the chapters are told from the third person point of view of an omniscient narrator. This omniscient narrator tells the parts of the story about the heroine’s early years as Damaya and her time with Alabaster as Syen. Even though the entire novel is told in the present tense, the reader should note that the parts about the heroine’s life as Damaya and her life as Syen happen before Hoa meets her. The focus of these sections is on the character who is Damaya and later Syen but the author uses the third person point of view to keep the reader from getting too connected to either of these characters. They represent parts of the heroine that she is trying to leave behind.

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