Eoin Colfer Writing Styles in Artemis Fowl

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Points of View

The story is told in the third-person omniscient point of view. Within the chapters, the story often jumps from character to character, showing what each is feeling and thinking during the events that are taking place. For example, in the scene where the troll is in the manor, Colfer writes the scene several times, each from a different character's perspective. The reader is thus able to see how Artemis, Butler, Holly, and Root each see the events that are taking place.

Writing the story in this way allows the reader to see and understand the characters' thoughts and feelings. This also allows for a fuller picture of each character and the relationships between the characters. This complexity is important because of the unorthodox plot. While most stories have a good protagonist that the reader can identify with, this story has at the center a twelve-year-old genius...

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