Jeffrey Shaara Writing Styles in Gods and Generals

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Point of View

The novel is told through a third-person omniscient point of view. Information the narrator gives us is always reliable and we are often given a glimpse into the thoughts of the characters.

The third person point of view moves its subjective focus between the four main characters, Lee, Jackson, Hancock and Chamberlain. There are three exceptions to this when Barksdale, Howard, and Stuart have chapters dedicated to them. Even though a chapter may follow Robert E. Lee it is important to note that the chapter remains a third person narrative. Lee is given focus, but is still referred to as "he" and not "I". Except for occasional glimpses where we are told he is thinking something we are not seeing the world from inside of Lee's head.

Although each character is different, the narrative style does not change much between each of the characters. The narrators...

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