Anne McCaffrey Writing Styles in Dragonsinger

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is third person omniscient. Menolly, the main character of the novel, is also the narrating character. Everything that takes place within the plot of the novel is seen through the eyes of Menolly. Due to the omniscient aspect of the point of view, the reader is allowed access to Menolly's most private thoughts as well as her emotions, even when those around her are unaware of her feelings. This point of view creates an intimacy between the reader and Menolly that might not be present if the writer had chosen to present her novel with a different point of view.

The point of view of this novel works because it not only allows the reader an intimate relationship with Menolly, but because it keeps the plot focused on Menolly. Menolly is the main character, the focus of the plot...

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