Laurie R. King Writing Styles in A Monstrous Regiment of Women

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Point of View

The novel is in the first-person point of view, from the perspective Mary Russell. The novel occasionally points to previous incidents that have put the characters in the positions they are in now. The primary focus of the novel is the present, which in this case is in late 1921 and the beginning of 1922.

The point of view of this novel is intimate, allowing a reader to connect closely with the main character, Mary Russell. The book written in this manner allows the reader to get inside Mary's head, thoughts and inner struggles. The reader cares what happens to the narrator even though she struggles between good and evil. The point of view also allows the author to inject her own opinions into the narration and to expand on the events taking place around the other characters and the occurrences taking place.

Setting

The novel is set...

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