Walter Dean Myers Writing Styles in The Glory Field

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Point of View

The Glory Field is written from an objective, omniscient narrator's point of view. This gives the novel a sweeping view of the Lewis family over the course of more than two hundred years. The narrator tells the entire story from beginning to end, allowing the reader to take in years and years of history without the direct influence of one character or another. Since the author uses an omniscient narrator, the reader has a better opportunity to examine the events that happen from a broader perspective. Furthermore, the omniscient narrator becomes the storyteller. In the novel, the members of the Lewis family pass their history and traditions down from generation to generation by way of the oral tradition. Very little of the Lewis family history is written down before 1930 or so and the family must tell one another stories in order for everyone to learn about...

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