Dolen Perkins-Valdez Writing Styles in Wench

Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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Point of View

The point-of-view of the novel is the first-person and limited omniscience narration told from the perspective of Lizzie. The point of view is quite reliable as Lizzie does not have the education or the motivation to manipulate the audience. This point-of-view is important to the novel as a whole because it creates a strong bond between the reader and the protagonist, which is integral to the success of the story, which focuses on a group of slave women faced with the decision to escape to freedom, or to stay with their masters and continue a life of sexual slavery. One of the most important themes in the novel is Lizzie's emotional growth during her time at the Tawawa House, and if it were not for the specific point-of-view of the novel's narration, the reader would not be privy to her thoughts and emotions which make up...

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