Marguerite Yourcenar Writing Styles in A Coin in Nine Hands

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Points of View

The story is related in third-person omniscient, and each main character's thoughts and feelings are clearly relayed. As this is a story in nine parts, there are nine different perspectives. Each character's life and circumstances are laid out individually. While there is some overlap with the characters, each chapter is from the perspective of the one holding the ten lira coin. The voice throughout is the same; as each character's story unfolds, it seems as though common themes run through each character's life. These are themes such as death, love and loneliness. Only the characters themselves differ, as do their pasts and futures.

The influence of politics in the lives of the charactes is a constant theme throughout the work. This political undertone affects the lives of each character differently. Some are more directly involved with the current-day political situation, while others only from the periphery...

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