Point of View in the Golden Age

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This book was written in third person. Anam presents her novel in the third person point of view because she wants to give her readers an opportunity to connect with her characters. Also she saw it as a great way for her readers to understand the different ways that the characters think and reason with the other characters. Anam also thought of her writing and gave her self the chance to broaden the perspective on her story by using the third person.
Aman writing style includes foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is portrayed in the title of the first section, “Shona with her back to the sun” foreshadows that Rehana’s joy will soon come to an end. Shona is a symbol of Rehanna’s joy and love for her children and build it for their return, however with Shona’s back to the sun illustrates that Rehana’s joy of her children returning is going to change. Anam is also very detailed in the novel as she concentrates on every part of what she intend to portray. This style of writing provides the reader with the opportunity to understand and visualize what Anam is portraying and uses lots of flashback. For example, he was pale and had her small nose and her slightly crooked teeth…” This line allows the reader to picture Sohail based on the description that Anam provides. In addition Anam also uses lots of flashback in her writing. For instance, Rehana is always remembering something in the past. For example, she could still hear Mrs Chowdhury telling her to build the new house at the back of her property. Anam uses flashback to indicate to the readers of the impact that Rehana’s pass decisions has on her life. SYMBOLISM
Shona- symbolizes togetherness. Shona was built to bring her children together. Rehana sees Shona as an opportunity keep her children safe and protected. She used it as a way to get them back and to keep them home. Even as she believed that Shona would stand…...

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