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The point of view of Einstein's Dreams is third person omniscient. The narrator sees inside Einstein's mind as well as Besso's. Most importantly, the narrator sees inside Einstein's dreams and inside the minds of the characters in Einstein's dreams. The narrator peels back layers of reality to find meaning within a reality that exists only within Einstein's brain.

The character of Besso gives the reader an outsider's point of view of Albert Einstein. Einstein is clearly brilliant, but he is also quiet and shy. Even with his best friend, the inner workings of Einstein's mind are hidden to the outside world. However, the workings of Einstein's mind are not hidden from the reader. The book explores Einstein's mind through his dreams, which reveal his thoughts about humanity, if not about time.

The dreams within the novel each reveal different aspects of human nature, and so it...

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