Tomiko Higa Writing Styles in The Girl with the White Flag

Tomiko Higa
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Perspective

Tomiko Higa tells her book "The Girl With the White Flag" from her own perspective, in the first-person narrative mode. This is done for at least three reasons. The first is that the book is a an autobiography, and autobiographies are usually written in the first person. The second is that the experiences Tomiko described are best related told by her, rather than by a third-person narrator, because the experiences described happened to her. Third, telling a story in the first-person makes the story much more intimate and close, as though the story is being recounted by a close friend. This also allows for the individual's thoughts, feelings, and emotions to factor in on a much more personal level, making the story that much more personal.

Tone

The setting of Tomiko Higa's book "The Girl with the White Flag" is that of the island of Okinawa, on the...

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