Stephen King Writing Styles in Carrie

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Point of View

The point of view in Carrie is written in third person past tense. The story's perspective is given from the viewpoint of someone doing research on the events that immediately preceded the prom night deaths involving Carrie White. Despite the fact that the story is given from the point of view of someone doing research, the reader will have Carrie White and other characters' emotions and state of mind known at different intervals in the story. The story will also give the reader interviews with people directly connected with Carrie and her mother, Margret White, to provide additional information.

The point of view is omniscient, with the reader being able to follow the thoughts and intents of the main characters, Carrie White, Sue Snell, and Margret White, as well as other minor characters such as Billy Nolan and Miss Desjardin. The insights into the minor characters...

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