Stephen King Writing Styles in Different Seasons

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Point of View

The point of view used in Different Seasons differs in each of the novellas. In Apt Pupil, the story is told using third-person omniscient point of view, meaning that a narrator who is not a character describes everyone's thoughts and actions. This allows the reader to see the psychotic descent of both Kurt Dussander and Todd Bowdon. The other three stories are told using first person, meaning one or more of the characters take up a direct narration. In Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, the story is told through the first-person limited point of view of Red Smith. In The Body, the story is told through the first-person limited point-of-view of Gordon LaChance. In The Breathing Method, the story is told using the first-person limited point of view of David Adley, and then Emlyn McCarron in the tale-within-a-tale. The narrators of each of the sections...

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