Whose point of view is the story being told from in Rules by Cynthia Lord?

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In Rules, Cynthia Lord uses a first person narrator, Catherine, who is also the protagonist , or main character. First person means that the narrator speaks from their own point of view, using “I.” Using first person enables the author to go deep into the thoughts of one individual...

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In Rules, Cynthia Lord uses a first person narrator, Catherine, who is also the protagonist, or main character. First person means that the narrator speaks from their own point of view, using “I.” Using first person enables the author to go deep into the thoughts of one individual and most often encourages the reader to empathize or sympathize with the narrator. It also means that all information about the other characters is filtered through the narrator’s perspective, so the reader cannot be sure if that information is accurate. Catherine provides a considerable amount of emotional reaction to the actions of other characters—especially her brother, David, who has autism. Because Catherine’s best friend is out of town during the summer, when the action takes place, Catherine is rather lonely and shows great sensitivity about the issue of friendship.

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