Sebastian Faulks Writing Styles in Birdsong

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is third person. This point of view is omniscient and reliable which is proven by the fact that the narrator knows and reports upon the thoughts of all of the characters in the novel. This is important because it allows the reader to know what each of the characters is thinking and, thus, what motives drive their actions. By allowing the reader to see these motives, the narrator also provides the reader with a very realistic account of the war as seen from the eyes of the men who fought and died.

The novel is written using a distribution of approximately seventy-five percent exposition with the remaining twenty-five percent being dialogue. This is effective since it allows the narrator's focus to remain on the thoughts of the characters which is especially important during the war when the narrator provides...

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