Elizabeth Berg Writing Styles in The Story of Arthur Truluv

Elizabeth Berg
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Point of View

The novel is presented through the close third-person point of view, following Arthur Moses, Maddy Harris, and Lucille Howard. The novel hones into each character separately, allowing access to their stream of thoughts and motivations. This allows the reader to acquire a better sense of the various characters and their motivations. The multiplicity in the character's allows for a multidimensional of not just the plot, but all the other characters as well. The reader is able to understand Arthur's motivations firsthand while also seeing his unique perspective regarding Maddy and Lucille, and they provide the same to each other as well. What this accomplishes is that the reader can see the emotional development of a character not just from within, but through the eyes of another as well. For example, the reader can see what Arthur's emotional turmoil regarding Nola and his thoughts on Maddy's...

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