Cassie Dandridge Selleck Writing Styles in The Pecan Man

Cassie Dandridge Selleck
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Point of View

Cassie Dandridge Selleck tells her novel “The Pecan Man” from the first-person reflective omniscient perspective of Ora Lee Beckworth, the main character and principal protagonist of the novel. The novel itself comprises what is a recorded statement by Ora regarding the events of Skipper Korrnegay’s killing Thanksgiving night, 1976. The statement is being given to Clara Munderson by Ora in the first-person, and being recorded as such. The reflective omniscient aspect of the narration is due to the fact that it is being given 25 years after the event, allowing Ora to both reflect on the events, and to fill in important contextual information that would have otherwise not been known.

Language and Meaning

Cassie Dandridge Selleck tells her novel “The Pecan Man” in language that is simple, proper, and straightforward. This is attributable to the narrator, an educated and formal Southern woman, Ora Lee Beckworth...

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