Berkeley Breathed Writing Styles in Flawed Dogs: The Novel: The Shocking Raid on Westminster

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Point of View

The point of view in "Flawed Dogs" varies, depending on the section of the story. Oftentimes, it varies even within the same section. This gives an omniscient tone to the book, where the reader has access to the thoughts of most of the important characters (notably, these are limited to the "good" or kind characters, with the exception of Cassius). However, the most prevalent narration is that from Sam's point of view, which helps to reinforce structural and plot aspects of the novel.

Because Sam is a dog, it is important that the reader be given access to his thoughts, which cannot be as implied from his actions in the way that those of the human characters might be. Therefore, each chapter has at least several lines from Sam's point of view, and most have much more. Sometimes, however, Cassius's point of view takes over in...

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