Sharon Kay Penman Writing Styles in Falls the Shadow

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is the third-person omniscient. The novel includes so many different characters and such a scope of time that the author uses multiple characters to narrate her novel. The narrating point of view changes multiple times in each chapter, presenting important events in history from the eyes of many different characters who were important to those events. The author also condenses some events into short sections in which she explains important events to the reader through the authorial voice.

The point of view of this novel is a complicated thing because of the scope of the plot. However, the author handles it well, showing the story through the eyes of her very real characters. The author brings these characters to life by showing possible thought processes that took place in real events in history. The author also helps the reader...

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