Robert Harris (novelist) Writing Styles in Enigma

Robert Harris (novelist)
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Point of View

The novel is told from a third person point of view. It is a close, third person of the main character, Tom Jericho. The reader sees into Jericho's thoughts, emotions and how Jericho solves problems such as cryptograms and the mystery surrounding Claire. The reader sees locations through Jericho's eyes, since he describes them in details, such as the depressing Bletchley Park. However, the reader does receive an omniscient, third person point of view as well. To describe places in a general way or to explain a complicated concept or cryptology machines or codes, the omniscient point of view explains everything to the reader. There is also a third-person point of view for different characters that is close, much like Jericho. For example, with Hester, the reader sees into Hester's head as she analyzes situations and people. She is a critical character, and the reader sees...

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