Ella Cara Deloria Writing Styles in Waterlily

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Point of View

The point of view in third person omniscient, because the author not only tells the reader what the characters are saying to one another, but also what the characters are thinking and feeling. There is some dialogue between the characters mixed throughout the novel.

The story is told mainly from the perspective of the main character, Waterlily, but one also gets a glimpse into how some of the other family members are feeling at times also. For instance, when Sacred Horse and Waterlily are first married, the reader would not understand the concern that Sacred Horse had for his new wife's happiness and how she feels about being with him if not for this point of view. Thanks to the omniscient point of view, the reader understands that Sacred Horse truly cares for Waterlily and wants her to be happy. Even when Sacred Horse talks to...

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