Snow Falling On Cedars Analysis

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In contrast to Faulk's unique construction, 'Snow falling on cedars' uses a structure typical of a modern novel. Characters are all linked to a court case, which is the main narrative driver in the plot. Episodes during the trial bring back memories for the characters, and we come to an understanding of their lives and relationships through flashbacks. The chapters are split into past and present which means there are narrative gaps creating dramatic irony throughout the murder trial of Kabuo Miyamoto. What is interesting to explore, is Gutterson's choice of setting as Gutterson sets his novel in 1950's America, but decides to write the piece in the 1990's. He also makes an imaginary small community-bound town to set the novel in. It may

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