Helen Bryan Writing Styles in The Sisterhood

Helen Bryan
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Point of View

"The Sisterhood" consists of dual narratives on two separate timelines, one set in the sixteenth century and the other in modern times; therefore, the point of view in this novel also varies. The contemporary timeline features a third-person limited perspective, while the sixteenth century narrative is told from a limited first-person point of view. The viewpoint of the modern narrative focuses on Menina Ann Walker, and while this perspective is fairly reliable, it is limited mostly to Menina's thoughts and emotions, though there are occasional detours into the perspectives of other characters, such as her parents. The other timeline is narrated by multiple nuns, and their writings are limited to their own observations and what they are told. The narrators for the sixteenth century timeline are Sor Beatriz, Esperanza and, finally, Isabelita, Esperanza's daughter.

The perspectives used in this novel are important as the viewpoint...

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