Alan Armstrong Writing Styles in Whittington

Alan Armstrong
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Point of View

The book's narrative point of view shifts several times as the result of what might be described as the story within the story - specifically, Whittington's recounting the tale of Dick Whittington and his cat. Essentially, there are two points of view corresponding with the book's two main narrative lines. The first point of view / narrative line is third person, past tense, the story unfolding from the perspective of an omniscient narrator who sees and describes the circumstances, both inner and outer, of all the characters. It's true that the central character here is Whittington, but the experiences and circumstances of several other characters are explored with similar, if not actually equal, amounts of depth and attention. This is particularly true of The Lady and Ben, somewhat true of Bernie, slightly true of Abby and Marion, and glancingly true of several minor characters (Coach O, the...

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