Sharon Kay Penman Writing Styles in Here Be Dragons

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is third person omniscient. This novel covers a great deal of time and includes a great variety of characters; therefore, the author has chosen a point of view that allows her to move from character to character, showing the reader not only the actions of the plot but also the thoughts and emotions of the character through whom the author is speaking at that moment. This novel also includes another point of view that is referred to as the authorial voice. At various points throughout the novel it is necessary for the author to explain certain aspects of history that pertain to the plot of the novel and she does this by summarizing these events in an authorial voice.

The point of view of this novel works for many reasons. First, the third person point of view allows the...

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