Christopher Paul Curtis Writing Styles in The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963

Christopher Paul Curtis
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The point of view in this novel is first person from Kenny's point of reference. Kenny is the one who has the ultimate crisis, when he sees the dead bodies in the bombed out church and doesn't help save anybody. It is his issue to deal with, so it makes sense to tell the story through his eyes. Kenny is also the age that the book is intended for, so naturally, having the story told from his point of view is a good choice. In addition, Kenny is the most sympathetic of the three children. He is the one who is often teased and bullied, he is the one who has the lazy eye, he is the one who is still childlike enough to believe in crazy scare tactics like the Wool Pooh. He has the most to gain and the most to lose. Using first...

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