Katherine Paterson Writing Styles in The Master Puppeteer

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The story is told in the third-person perspective of Jiro rather than an omniscient narrator. Jiro is the main character and it is his story that is being told. Jiro is new to the theater, so by following his point of view things can be explained to both him and the reader. The reader is given a close view of Jiro's thoughts and feelings, so they can understand his reactions and how events affect him. This helps the reader to sympathize with him and to be on his side. The reader can also understand Jiro's guilt and worry about his parents, as well as his fear for Kinshi. This makes events later in the story, when Jiro finds out that his father has abandoned him and that his mother and Kinshi are in danger, much more dramatic. Jiro's point of view also increases suspense and tension...

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