Eowyn Ivey Writing Styles in The Snow Child

Eowyn Ivey
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Point of View

This story is told from the third person point of view of an omniscient narrator. The narrator focuses most closely on Mabel and Jack, the two main characters in the novel. Since this is a story about parenthood and becoming parents by strange devices, it makes sense that the narrator should follow these two characters. The use of the third person narrator makes sense because it would make the story one-sided if it were told from the perspective of either just Mabel or just Jack. A first person narration might also have shifted the focus from the developing relationship between Mabel, Jack and Faina and place more emphasis on one character’s role in the relationship.

The narrator knows and tells about not only the actions and conversations of Mabel and Jack but also describes their thoughts and emotions. In some places the narrator shares...

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