Anne McCaffrey Writing Styles in Dragondrums

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Point of View

The story is written in the 3rd person, omniscient that allows the reader to know and understand the actions and thoughts of the main characters, especially Piemur, the young apprentice-hero of the story. The tale is told from Piemur's point of view; that is, his hopes, dreams, adversities and adventures are central to the tale. The other main characters are his two journeyman friends, Menolly and Sebell, who share some of the adventures with him. But again, the emphasis of their story lines lies with Piemur. The story details how Piemur interacts with the other main characters, contends with adversity and uses his intelligence and grit to succeed. Masterharper, another important character, is the leader of the planet Pern and is a major force in the development of Piemur's character.

As the story of Piemur unfolds from his point of view, the reader gains sympathy and...

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