Greg Iles Writing Styles in Black Cross

Greg Iles
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Point of View

The point of view of the novel Black Cross by Greg Isles is first person in the first three chapters and epilogue, but this point of view changes to third person throughout the remainder of the novel. This point of view is limited but reliable, as can be seen by the narrator reporting upon his emotions when he finds his grandfather's journal. The third person narrator is also limited but reliable, as this portion of the novel is told through an epistolary means. By writing in his journal, Mark McConnell offers an uninhibited perspective as this is a personal and private medium in which he can express his innermost thoughts. As such, this journal also offers a limited point of view as Mark McConnell is not privy to the thoughts and emotions of others in this story. This point of view is very important as a...

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