Caroline Dale Snedeker Writing Styles in The Forgotten Daughter

Caroline Dale Snedeker
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Point of View

Caroline Dale Snedeker tells her novel "The Forgotten Daughter" from the third-person and omniscient narrative, focusing around the two main characters, Chloe and Aulus. This is done for two primary reasons. The first is because the novel is historically-based, and a lot of information must be explained to the reader in order for the reader to understand the context of elements of the plot. The second is because of the number of characters that populate the book would make first-person narration incredibly difficult to navigate, in conjunction with the historical setting. As such, Snedeker's use of the third-person and omniscient narrative works perfectly for the story.

Setting

The setting of Caroline Dale Snedeker's novel "The Forgotten Daughter" is that of late Republican Rome, in the Italian region of Samnia. The setting of the novel works well for at least two reasons. First, in that the late...

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