James Collier Writing Styles in War Comes to Willy Freeman

James Collier
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Point of View

The story is written in first person from the limited perspective of Willy Freeman. Willy is telling the story and the reader knows only what Willy knows. This limitation is not a problem for the reader because Willy shares information. For example, early in the story, Willy reveals the names of her parents and says that they have a last name - Freeman. She says that for nine years of her life, she was known only as Willy, then suddenly had a last name. Willy then says that at thirteen, she's become accustomed to having a last name. Information such as this is presented as a matter of fact by Willy. While she doesn't directly address the reader, she does so indirectly, as if she's providing the details of her life specifically for the reader. Sections of the story that provide background, such as the information...

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