Achy Obejas Writing Styles in The Tower of the Antilles

Achy Obejas
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Point of View

Obejas uses a number of different point of view techniques in "The Tower of the Antilles," including first person, first person plural, third person direct, and third person omniscient. Every story's tone and narrative style is linked to the point of view employed, and so Obejas' use of varied points of view allows her to create stories with similar themes but contrasting tones. The narrative range is also broadened by Obejas' choice of characters; some stories are narrated from the first person point of view of an adult, while "North/South" features a third person point of view section narrated by a young boy. A number of the stories in this collection switch perspectives while retaining the same point of view throughout. "North/South" is an example of this, as is "The Collector," and "The Tower of the Antilles."

Both "The Collector" and "The Tower...

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