Irene Hunt Writing Styles in The Lottery Rose

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel switches between third person limited and third person omniscient. Most of the time, the narrator focuses on Georgie and his feelings. The reader gains insight into what Georgie feels and thinks. This is interesting because immediately the reader learns why a boy who appears to be an asocial, mean, bully is really going through. His life at home is what has turned him away from the rest of the people in his community.

When the novel uses third person limited, it is to show what some other characters think about what is happening. There are small glimpses of what minor characters think about Georgie's situation. For example, the young police officer that is brought to Georgie's home to question him. The author inserts the officer's shock and awe about what has happened to Georgie as a result of Steve's...

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