Serena Valentino Writing Styles in Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen

Serena Valentino
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Point of View

"Fairest of All" is told in through in third-person limited omniscience narration from the perspective of the Queen. Told in past tense narration, an unnamed narrator tells the story but remains very close to the Queen's thoughts and actions. The narrator has full access to the Queen's emotions and the Queen's alone. Because most readers will already be familiar with the Snow White story, the novel's point-of-view is completely reliable. What makes "Fairest of All" unique is that the point of view tells a familiar story from a different perspective. Because the reader is held close to the Queen's perspective, readers are given unprecedented access into the thoughts and emotions of a notorious villain. Rather than create the familiar Disney monster, this narration creates a complex, even sympathetic character in the "evil" Queen. Starting with the Queen's childhood, the reader learns of the horrific emotional abuse...

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