Cassandra Clare Writing Styles in City of Bones

Cassandra Clare
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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is the third-person perspective. The narrator is not omniscient. While it is told in the third-person, the story still follows Clary and is privy to only her thoughts and observations.

The narrator follows Clary throughout the story, telling the vividly describing what she sees. The physical world and the action is told through exposition, while most of the plot unfolds through dialogue between characters, with some insight to Clary's private thoughts. All of chapter twenty-one, The Werewolf's Tale, is a monologue in which Luke explains the past to Clary.

Setting

This story takes place in or around present time. The story takes place in New York City. Where most humans, or mundanes as they are called others, do not see the world as it really is. The New York City of this story is full of demons, vampires, and...

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