Greg Mortenson Writing Styles in Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations-- One School at a Time

Greg Mortenson
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The story is written in third person, almost exclusively from the perspective of Greg Mortenson. The limited perspective means that the reader is given only the information that Greg knows. Interestingly, the perspective is altered by presenting the information sometimes out of order. As an example, Greg talks to the leaders of Korphe and learns that he has jumped the gun by buying the supplies for the school without figuring out how to get the materials to Korphe. When the Korphe leaders say that they want to have a bridge built before they start work on a school, Greg is initially upset but then realizes that they are right and returns home. The details of his conversation with Korphe leaders, his reaction to their decision and his own decision to agree with their terms are all related as Greg's memories after he returns home to California. The perspective...

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