Quiara Alegría Hudes Writing Styles in Water by the Spoonful

Quiara Alegría Hudes
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Point of View

In the same way as the work’s language and meaning are defined by its genre / medium as a play, its point of view is similarly defined by its nature – that is to say, there is no storyteller, no narrative point of view, no first person / past tense or present tense. There is, however, a thematic point of view, which may or may not be that of the author (i.e. an authorial point of view).

In terms of the former, and as noted in “Themes”, there are five primary themes at work throughout the narrative, playing out in character, action, and relationship. These themes all have a degree of interrelation and/or interaction, meaning that none of them functions with complete autonomy and/or independence from the other. It could be argued, however, that of the five, there is a single, root theme from...

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