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Edith Pargeter Writing Styles in A Morbid Taste for Bones

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A Morbid Taste for Bones is told in third-person point of view, mainly following the actions and thoughts of the main character, Brother Cadfael. The narrator, though, seems to have a strong presence in the novel, as he/she unravels the tale with a distinct voice. The reader can accurately guess much about the narrator by the way the story is told. The narrator seems to mirror Brother Cadfael's beliefs and thoughts and sometimes even his sense of humor and sarcasm. For example, each of the supporting characters is described the way Brother Cadfael might describe them. Therefore, the narrator is not an objective teller of the story. In fact, the narrator emits a presence that cannot be ignored. This may be the reason why Brother Cadfael's character is portrayed as a perfectly wise and balanced being, rarely if ever making a mistake or a wrong...

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