Velma Wallis Writing Styles in Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival

Velma Wallis
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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is third person omniscient. The author tells us the feelings of different characters. For example, when The People abandon the two old women, the author tells us the feelings of Ch'idzigyaak, Sa', and Ch'idzigyaak's daughter. Later in the novel, the author also tells us the feelings of the chief and Daagoo.

The author does narrow in on the two groups, however. While the author focuses on the two old women, she does not divulge the actions and circumstances of The People. We do not hear about the dire circumstances of The People until nearly a year has passed since the two groups have been separated.

In the end, the author pulls away from the intimate viewpoints of the characters and summarizes the results and moral of the story. She tells the readers that The People have learned to respect...

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