Dan Simmons Writing Styles in Endymion

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel switches between the first person and the third person. The main hero character is Raul and he tells the story in a first-person narrative. The point of view is limited by his thoughts and assumptions about the action he witnesses. First person allows the reader into the mind and emotions of Raul in a more personal way than third person allows. The action is viewed through the filter of Raul's eyes.

The third person point of view is used to tell the story from Father Captain de Soya's perspective. The limited voice allows the reader to glimpse insight into the motivations of de Soya and helps to develop the de Soya as a sympathetic and moral character.

The switches in point of view are marked with a new chapter or with additional space within the same chapter during the...

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