Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Points Of View In 13,211 B. C.
The chapter headed "13,211 B. C." has fifteen subdivisions written from diverse points of view:
V Conversation, Answerer and Running Fox.
VII Ralph Corwin.
VIII Red Wolf.
XI Red Wolf.
XIII Conversation, Aryuk and Tseshu.
XIV Conversation, Wanda and Aryuk.
Aryuk, Wanda, Corwin, Red Wolf and Answerer are five viewpoint characters.
Three conversations are described as if observed, although one sentence in XIV expresses Wanda's thought.
In the original four Time Patrol stories, we read the point of view of a single Unattached Agent whereas here, instead, we read two Specialists and three inhabitants of the Pleistocene.