Piers Anthony Writing Styles in A Spell for Chameleon

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Point of View

The story is told from the limited, omniscient, third person point of view. The author tells what happens to Bink and those around him, and provides insight into characters' thoughts, fears, and hopes; however, events that are occurring away from Bink are not shown. For example, as Bink is allowing Donald to possess him in the Gap to escape the dragon, his thoughts and what he feels are shown, but how Wynne is faring is not shown, because Bink sent her on her way. Near the end of the story, a magic mirror is used at Trent's trial to reveal what actions he took when Bink flew off as a phoenix to fetch Humphrey so that Chameleon can be saved. As Bink is flying, Trent's actions are not seen. The narrative style is significant in A Spell for Chameleon because one of the important themes of...

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