Samuel Park Writing Styles in This Burns My Heart: A Novel

Samuel Park
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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is the third-person and omniscient. The author uses his main character, Soo-Ja, as his narrating character. Soo-Ja begins the novel as a naïve twenty-something girl and ends it as a wizened thirty-something woman who has finally gained her heart's desire. The author remains faithfully inside Soo-Ja's head, but occasionally adds a bit of information that suggest to the reader that the narrator is looking back on her own story from some point in the future and is telling it with some foreknowledge of how it will all turn out.

The point of view of this novel is a classic style that has been used in many bestselling novels. The author remains with one character, eliminating any confusion as to whose head the author is in at any one time. The author uses his tight point of view to...

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