Anne McCaffrey Writing Styles in Dragonflight Trilogy

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Point of View

Written in third person omniscient point of view; the author acts as an all-knowing narrator offering insight into the main characters' thoughts and feelings as they interact. This author juggles these elements with clarity, and instead of a feeling creating a feeling of confusion with so many characters, she instills a link between the reader and character. As F'lar and Lessa debate issues, readers not only know what they are saying and how they are acting, but also how they feel and what they perceive. Third person omniscient allows for a broad scope of understanding the whole picture from every character's viewpoint. One advantage to using this viewpoint is that anything can be described, because there are no limitations as to what is known. This allows for a collection of key dragon knowledge throughout the book. Knowing that dragons have not always lived in Weyrs, that...

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