Paolo Bacigalupi Writing Styles in The Windup Girl

Paolo Bacigalupi
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Point of View

The point of view in "The Windup Girl" is third person and reliable. This point of view is somewhat omniscient but still limited; the narrator has access to all of the character's thoughts and feelings, but the narrator only shares the thoughts and feelings of the particular character that they are focused on at any given time. For example, in a chapter that focuses on Emiko's perspective, the narrator will not share Hock Seng's feelings, even if Hock Seng appears in the chapter. This is important as it allows readers to analyze many characters' motivations while avoiding the confusion of being presented with too much information at once. It also aids with a comparison and contrast of what characters' motivations are as opposed to what other characters believe them to be.

The distribution of exposition and dialogue are fairly equal in this novel, and this is...

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