Stephen King Writing Styles in The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger

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Points of View

This story is told by a third person omniscient narrator. Although the perspective is mainly that of the main character, Roland Deschain, the narrator reveals the thoughts of other characters and tells the reader about events yet to come. For much of the book, however, the views and thoughts of the other characters are revealed through dialog or the thoughts and feelings of Roland himself.

Setting

The initial setting is the desert, but this is not where the gunslinger begins his journey. He starts in the flatlands and the town of Tull, though these places are not introduced until later in the book, as the gunslinger describes his journey to a man he meets in the desert named Brown. Much of the story takes place in the desert. Other settings include the Town of Tull, Brown's hut, the way station, the mountains, the railroad tracks, the...

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