Isaac Asimov Writing Styles in I, Robot

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Point of View

The novel is written in two separate points of view. The novel is structured in such a way that it appears to be conversations between Dr. Susan Calvin and a reporter. In these sections, the novel is written in the first person point of view as the reporter relates to the reader what Dr. Calvin has said to him. The stories that Dr. Calvin tells, however, are written in the third person point of view.

The point of view of this novel is interesting because of the way in which the novel is structured. The first person point of view brings the reader to the present where a reporter is discussing with Dr. Calvin her experiences working with robots her entire adult life. In these discussions, Dr. Calvin tells the reporter stories about robots she has heard or experienced in her working life. These stories...

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