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Catherine Ryan Hyde Writing Styles in When I Found You

Catherine Ryan Hyde
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Point of View

"When I Found You" is written from a third-person point of view. The narrator is limited, but when it comes to Nathan and Nat, the narrator seems omniscient as he is privy to their thoughts and feelings throughout the text. The point of view is limited because the narrator lacks insight into the inner workings of the rest of the characters whose thoughts and emotions remain elusive. The narrator is an outside source who does not play an actual role in the novel, yet he accesses the minds of Nathan and Nat, proving his role as a limited third-person narrator. His minimal access into the minds of other characters is related only to their involvement with one of the novel's protagonists, and this is important since it allows the narrative to maintain its focus on the relationship between the two main characters.

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