Eleanor Estes Writing Styles in The Hundred Dresses

Eleanor Estes
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Point of View

The story is written in third person with a limited perspective. The reader sees the events of the story from Maddie's point of view. This limitation means that the reader doesn't know what's going on in the thoughts of the other two main characters, Peggy and Wanda. This limitation means the reader has to make some assumptions based on the dialogue and on Maddie's observations.

An important example of this limitation is Peggy's motivation. Peggy is pretty harsh with Wanda, teasing her relentlessly about her 100 dresses. Maddie says that Peggy isn't a mean person. She says Peggy stands up for little kids who are being bullied and she cries if she sees an animal being mistreated. This seems to indicate that Peggy isn't really trying to be cruel. After Peggy learns that Wanda and her family are moving away, Peggy tries to explain herself. She...

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