Charles Williams Writing Styles in Deadfolk

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Point of View

The novel is told entirely from the viewpoint of its narrator and protagonist, Royston Blake. Throughout the book, Blake gives no indication that he is dishonest or unreliable as a narrator, although it is a given that seeing the world solely through his eyes does not provide a complete picture of relationships in the novel. Blake has many conflicts with other characters and he often acts with extreme aggression and selfishness, but he also exhibits candor about the type of person he is, which makes his narration of events seem believable. He is not trying to cast himself in a good light, primarily because he has such a limited sense of right and wrong that he does not regard himself as a bad person. The author uses this single point of view as a way to reveal important plot points gradually. Blake is not aware of...

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