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Anne Rice Writing Styles in Beauty's Punishment

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Point of View

The point of view in Beauty's Punishment switches from third person to first person, depending on the chapter. The third person narrative is used in the beginning to set the stage. Eventually, the third person point of view is used only in chapters referring to Beauty and her journey into the world of slavery.

Tristan's story is revealed through a first person perspective. The first person may narrow the scope of the story but offers a first hand, personalized account of the character's story.

Switching between the two points of view can be a bit confusing at times, particularly in the chapters that do not make it clear at the outset which point of view will be used. A more effective approach would be to have written the story in a third person overview with a first person narrative for both characters. The split point of...

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