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Alexandre Dumas, père Writing Styles in The Count of Monte Cristo

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Style

Point of View

The novel, The Count of Monte Cristo, is told through third person omniscient point of view. The narrator is not a character and not part of the action, but observes the actions of the characters and relates the events to the reader. Though the narration primarily follows the actions of Edmond Dantes, the Count of Monte Cristo, it frequently diverges to other characters, such as the Count's enemies, to show what consequences the Count's actions have. It focuses mainly on the behavior of the characters, more so than their thoughts and feelings. This also allows the reader to see what kind of people the characters truly are and what motivates them to do what they do, such as the reasons behind Villefort's imprisoning of Edward. At times, the narration does not reveal all. For example, at several points Edmond Dantes masquerades as different people, such as...

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