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J. K. Rowling Writing Styles in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Point of View

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is told from a limited third person omnipotent perspective that allows the reader to see and hear everything that is going on, though the viewpoint follows Harry very closely throughout the book. By adopting this powerful perspective, we are allowed to see just far enough beyond Harry's scope to help keep the story moving while maintaining dramatic tension. As Harry's connection to Voldemort intensifies, the perspective occasionally switches to Voldemort's in the form of Harry's cryptic dreams. These passages have an intentionally surreal feel to them that makes the reader sympathize with Harry's confusion.

In one instance, Harry finds himself experiencing one of Snape's worst memories. Though Harry is inside Snape's memory, very little of the focus is on Snape and the memory contains many details of which Snape himself would not have been aware. This effectively cheats...

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