David Wroblewski Writing Styles in The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel

David Wroblewski
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Point of View

"The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" is told from the third-person omniscient narrative in different perspectives. Although the protagonist of the novel is Edgar, chapters are dedicated to the points of view of other characters, including Trudy, Claude, and Almondine. This is done in order to provide better depth to the story, and to allow the reader glimpses into the ideas and understandings of other characters, enabling the reader to better understand Edgar.

Although the points of view shift, third-person narration reigns throughout the novel. This is done in order to avoid the sometimes obstructive and deterring effects of switching between multiple first person narrations that are often written in different characterized narration, making a more jarring transition between characters and plot points.

Setting

The setting of the novel "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" is in northern Wisconsin near the Chequamegon Forest in the United States in...

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