Point Of View In Leif Enger's Peace Like A River

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In passage #1, Peace Like a River, Leif Enger uses a first person point-of-view in order to tell the story of Davy’s encounter with Basca and Finch and to clarify details of a scene. In a first person point-of-view, the narrator of this book has a subjective narration because the narrator seems unreliable and tries to get the reader on their side. There are several advantages to this type of point of view such as learning the feeling of the speaker/narrator and first hand account for the scene occurring at that time; for example, in passage one Rueben explains his viewing of the shooting of Finch and Basca, however, this type of narration can in fact weaken the piece of literature because the none of the other characters have a feeling being
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