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N. Scott Momaday Writing Styles in The Way to Rainy Mountain

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Style

Point of View

The story is told from both the first and third points- of-view. The oral tradition stories that begin each chapter are told in the third person. The stories are related to the reader as if the narrator himself is reading them from a book. The second paragraphs of each chapter appear to move between first and third person. In some paragraphs, the narrator continues to relate information as if he is reading it from another source. However, several of the paragraphs are told in the first person because the factual information comes directly from the narrator. All of the final paragraphs of each chapter are told in the first person. These paragraphs tell the story of the narrator's personal journey at Rainy Mountain.

The movement between points-of-view does not confuse the reader, but rather serves to bring the reader closer to the Kiowa. The third person...

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