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George Eliot Writing Styles in Daniel Deronda

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Style

Point of View

The story is written in first person from the perspective of the author. This is very interesting as the author is not, apparently, a member of the cast of characters. This deviation from the typical choice to write either from the perspective of a character or from a third person perspective may seem strange to the reader. The author seems to have chosen this option because of the ability to add personal observations and asides. For example, in book two, Gwendolyn seems about to land a proposal from Grandcourt and it seems that she is going to accept that proposal. The author then interjects, saying, "I am not concerned to tell of the food that was eaten ..." It seems obvious that the author is telling the story from her perspective as she knows it, and that she is offering the reader an insight into the information...

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