Francisco X. Stork Writing Styles in The Last Summer of the Death Warriors

Francisco X. Stork
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Point of View

"The Last Summer of the Death Warrior" is told in third-person limited omniscience narration from Pancho's perspective. The reader is held very close to Pancho's emotions and thoughts, as these are the most important factors to understanding the novel as a whole. Because the reader is held so close to Pancho, the point-of-view is completely reliable. As Pancho struggles to understand what is happening to him, and around him, the narrator has no reason to manipulate the circumstance. Pancho's situation - being forced to live with strangers when he would rather be on his own- provides the perfect opportunity for the reader's questions to be answered. Whenever the reader is confused about the events in the novel, whether physical or emotional, some meddling character (like D.Q., Father Concha, or Marisol), asks Pancho to explain what he's feeling. Even if Pancho doesn't answer the character directly...

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