Mary Stewart Writing Styles in The Hollow Hills

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Point of View

The Hollow Hills is told from Merlin’s point of view. Because Merlin is a natural observer and decent judge of character, the reader is able to see and understand events from a holistic point of view. Merlin also speaks about his visions, so the reader can see and understand Merlin’s visions as he does. It is helpful for the narration of the story that Merlin is an enchanter because he is able to see certain events that do not take place around him. By looking into fire, he was able to watch Arthur grow up. He also saw bad events, like Arthur’s group getting attacked and Arthur bedding his older sister.

His vision is not all-inclusive, though, as he cannot see other events. For instance, when Arthur first finds Caliburn, he can only tell the readers what Arthur told him about the...

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