Gillian Rubinstein Writing Styles in The Harsh Cry of the Heron

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Point of View

The point of view of The harsh Cry of the Heron is almost exclusively seen from that of the third person personal perspective, switching to a different central character in each chapter. This means, broadly, that the reader experiences the events of the story outside of the characters inside the narrative, but the 'personal' aspect allows the narrator to focus on the thoughts and feelings of whoever the principle actor of that chapter happens to be. For example in one chapter we may be experiencing the terrors of Tribe training alongside the character of Maya, hearing what she is feeling and also what is happening around her (third person perspective), but in the next chapter we focus upon the perspective of Taku, and what he is feeling as he trains Maya. Both perspectives and, indeed, the whole book remain firmly in the third person outside of...

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