Harry Turtledove Writing Styles in The Guns of the South: A Novel of the Civil War

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Point of View

The Guns of the South is written in the third-person point of view with the author, Harry Turtledove, functioning as the narrator. This perspective allows the author to provide the reader with necessary details and information that the reader needs to make the story complete. This is a good perspective for this kind of novel where there is a lot of action occurring in different places. The use of the first person would have resulted in the information of the reader being limited to the knowledge of and the information available to the storyteller. The reader would not know of information or events that take place away from the storyteller until the storyteller learned of it. If the narrator was in Richmond, the reader would not know what was happening in Nashville, Rivington or elsewhere which would severely limit the information and story for the reader...

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