Isaac Asimov Writing Styles in Foundation

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Point of View

In general, the point of view is omnipresent and Asimov tells the story through a series of characters. However, this point of view is not necessarily reliable because all the characters work towards presenting the Foundation as a promoter of good. Even bad characters such as Weinis are so bad, with a lust only for power, that they serve to highlight the importance of the Foundation. In this respect the reader is likely to support the four main characters, who though not inherently good, are keeping to a plan that Seldon has implemented for the good of humanity. However, there are also people working towards Seldon's goals who become so involved in the importance of their task that they refuse to move on. In this respect, Asimov gears the point of view to favor the younger generation and therefore promotes the importance of a continuously evolving...

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