Cassandra Clare Writing Styles in City of Glass

Cassandra Clare
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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is third person omniscient. The author uses her main characters, Jace, Clary, Simon, and Valentine, to narrate the novel. The author remains in the mind of each character throughout an entire scene. Then, she moves to the mind of another character when the scene changes. This gives the reader a well-rounded view of the plot. The reader sees things that some key characters might not be aware of.

The point of view of this novel works well with the plot because it allows the author to tell the story through the eyes of multiple characters, including minor as well as major characters. The author moves from character to character quickly in her narration, telling the story in multiple scenes with multiple plot lines. This allows the author to tell a large story in a way that keeps the...

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