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Wilbur Smith Writing Styles in Gold Mine

Wilbur Smith
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Style

Point of View

Gold Mine, by Wilbur Smith is written for the most part in the first person perspective, shifting between the main characters Rod Ironsides, Manfred Steyner, Teresa Steyner and Big King. While the story is told from several perspectives, it is necessary in order to build the readers' understanding of the mine from several perspectives: Rod's perspective; Manfred's perspective of his financial responsibilities and gambling debt and his obligations as a result; Teresa Steyner's perspective of a loveless relationship with Manfred and the joy she finds when she and Rod begin to get involved; and finally Big King's perspective in his position at the mine and his involvement in the ongoing theft of gold combined with his loyalty to the mining company and his fellow employees.

While there are brief first-person perspectives included by Johnny and Davy Delange, and Johnny's wife Hettie, they are merely to help...

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