Piers Anthony Writing Styles in For Love of Evil

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Point of View

Piers Anthony tell his novel For Love of Evil from the third-person perspective. This is done because of the sheer breadth of the novel, spanning centuries, dozens of minor and major characters, and the ever-widening plot. The sheer amount of information from the plot, if processed through first-person narration rather than the third, where thoughts, feelings, and other unspoken words are shared to the reader, would simply be superfluous and overwhelming.

Setting

The setting of much of the novel is Southern France, an area of conflicting loyalties, passions, and war. The majority of the setting of the novel occurs in Hell, a fitting setting for a novel entitled For Love of Evil. As Parry is the Ruler of Hell, there is no better setting than Hell.

Language and Meaning

Piers Anthony tells his novel For Love of Evil in language that is simple, unpoetic, and straightforward...

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