Helen Bryan Writing Styles in War Brides

Helen Bryan
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Point of View

Helen Bryan tells her novel War Brides from the third-person, limited-omniscient perspective. The third-person narration acts as a uniting voice to each of the subplots in the book. It ties together diverse characters, places, and situations. Helen Bryan presents the reader with five diverse main characters, but with numerous secondary and tertiary characters that fill up the expanse of the story. In addition to handling so many characters, the number of places and situations in the book -from France to London to Crowmarsh- are also expertly drawn together by the third person. Bryan presents her narration from the limited-omniscient perspective, keeping her characters in time as they exist and not allowing them to know anything more than what they are capable of knowing given their circumstances. For example, while Tanni is unaware exactly of what has happened to her parents, the reader knows that her...

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