Arthur C. Clarke Writing Styles in Childhood's End

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Point of View

The story is told in a third person point of view. There are many characters that have their own interpretation on the events occurring, so it is important to see what each of them are feeling. For Stormgren, it is the regret over not being alive long enough to see the Overlords leave their ship. For George, it is the discontent over the Utopist state of the world, the anguish of losing his children to the Overmind, and the regret over not having appreciated his wife, Jean, more. Jan shares romanticized ideas about finding true love and traveling into outer space.

For Karellen, the third person point of view is probably the most important. As the Supervisor of the Overlord occupants, he is at first perceived as an invader, possibly some sort of monster. However, as the plot moves along, he explains the motives for his...

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