Sara Taylor Writing Styles in The Shore

Sara Taylor
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Point of View

The point of view changes in every chapter of The Shore. The point of view characters are Chloe, Mark, Sally, Medora, Izzy, Becky, Jake, Benny, Jackie, Tamara, and Simian. Moreover, the point of view shifts from first person in several chapters (Chloe's, Jake's, Benny's, and Simian's) to second person in one instance (when the reader is positioned as Izzy) to third person (focused on Mark, Sally, Medora, Becky, Jackie, and Tamara). Within third person chapters, the point of view zooms in and out from close third person, in which the free indirect mode is used to reveal characters' private thoughts (e.g. Mark's discomfort at being prickled by hay, and his sensual perceptions of Letty's body), to a more distant omniscient style in which the narrator informs the reader of future events that the characters themselves have no knowledge of (e.g. Jackie's future as...

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