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Terry Pratchett Writing Styles in The Colour of Magic

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is third person omniscient. The narrator reports what is happening during Rincewind and Twoflower's travels from Rincewind's perspective as well as the perspective of other characters. It is important to note that Twoflower's perspective is not provided until Chapter 2, when he is separated from Rincewind and must fend for himself. This device serves to show Twoflower's sense of adventure without including Rincewind's views, which are frequently sarcastic and judgmental of Twoflower.

The book is written using exposition interspersed with dialogue. With each switch of perspective, there is a break in the text. This method aids the reader in knowing all aspects of the plot while also moving the plot forward. It provides greater insight as to the motivations of each of the characters.

Setting

The Colour of Magic is set in Discworld, an alternate universe shaped like a flat...

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