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Louise Erdrich Writing Styles in The Round House

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Point of View

The novel is written in the first person point of view. The author chooses Joe Coutts, a thirteen year old boy, the narrator of the novel. There are times, however, when the author allows other characters to tell their own stories in the first person point of view. These include the story Linda Wishkob tells about her first meeting with her birth mother and her decision to give Linden Lark a kidney, as well as Mooshum’s stories about Nanapush.

The point of view of this novel works well with the plot because it allows the reader to develop an intimate relationship with the main character. This point of view also keeps the narration tight so that there is no confusion from the author moving from character to character. The point of view also works with the structure of the novel as the author has...

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