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Little Bee > Question 2 - Narrators

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message 1: by Julie (new)

Julie | 168 comments This book, like others we have read, has two narrators. Did it work for what the author was trying to accomplish? Were they believable?


message 2: by Carol (new)

Carol (cajonesdoa) | 640 comments Mod
Yes, they were believable.


message 3: by Carol (new)

Carol (cajonesdoa) | 640 comments Mod
Yes!

Body usetest text is believable.


message 4: by Ashley (new)

Ashley | 384 comments Mod
This one had two narrators for kind of the same events, which was extremely effective and part of its genius. Somehow, the trick went beyond the usual "multiple perspectives of a single event" to really show that you don't know what you don't know.

Sarah, for instance, had a somewhat distanced approach to the whole beach drama, being safe in the UK and all. At the same time, she had a very physical reminder of what had happened. As for Little Bee, well, literally only she could have told her story.

What was Cleave trying to accomplish? I think what made his creation of their stories remarkable was the way in which they fused together. Sarah insists on Little Bee telling her memories, her story, and Little Bee is figuring out Sarah's story. They insert themselves into each other's story, like filling in the gaps or something.


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