Isaac Asimov Writing Styles in Foundation and Empire

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Point of View

The book is written in third person from the point of view of several of the characters. This point of view is adequate for this story though it's also vital to have additional information and that is provided through various means. For example, there are "references" that are taken from an encyclopedia of the day. Those references provide vital information that explains situations, events and people. There are also occasional looks into the thoughts and minds of others. The fact that the book never offers any insight into the thoughts of Magnifico the Clown becomes significant to the reader, providing a clue that he's a more important character than he might seem on the purpose. There are no looks into his thoughts because those looks would give away the ending - that Magnifico is actually the Mule. The rare looks into an individual character's thoughts provide...

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