Melanie Joosten Writing Styles in Berlin Syndrome

Melanie Joosten
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Point of View

The narrative is written from the third person point of view of Andi and Clare for the majority of the narrative. Towards the end, it shifts to the third person point of view of Andi’s mother, Ingrid. The section of the narrative that tells the story of Andi and Clare alternates on a consistent basis between the third person perspective of Andi and Clare. At times that narrative remains distant and describes the setting and action as the character sees it. At other times the narrator zooms into the head of the characters. For example, readers learn what Postdamer Platz looks like to Clare. At the same time, they learn about what she thinks about its appearance.

The use of the third person narrative from these different perspectives is effective as readers hear the same story from the different perspective of the characters involved...

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