E. L. Doctorow Writing Styles in The March: A Novel

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Point of View

The March is written in the third person. The narrator is omniscient and can relay to the reader both the actions and the thoughts and feelings of the characters.

There are many characters in the book, some with major roles and some with minor ones. Since the action moves often from one character to another, the reader has an opportunity to see the book's events from the point of view of a wide number of people — black and white, young and old, rich and poor, male and female. This is very important because it provides the broadest possible perspective on the final days of the war and how the sweeping changes taking place in the country affect the lives of the book's diverse characters.

Setting

The book is set in three Southern states during the American Civil War. When it opens, General Sherman's army is...

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