Diana Wynne Jones Writing Styles in Howl's Moving Castle

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Point of View

This novel is told from in the third-person subjective, or limited third-person viewpoint. Sophie is the main character and the focus of the narrator. Her thoughts and observations are revealed, but she is not the narrator.

The plot of this story is revealed mostly through dialogue. Some exposition is used to fill the gaps, of course, and most of the physical world is built on descriptive exposition. There are two distinct kinds of dialogue in this story, both of which are necessary for the development of the plot. There is dialogue between the characters, showing the character interactions throughout the story, as well as that between Sophie and herself. Old Sophie tends to talk to herself, as many old people do. This allows Sophie to reveal her feelings and observations even when other characters are not present. Sometimes when Sophie feels that she is talking to...

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