Dan Brown Writing Styles in Inferno (Robert Langdon)

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Point of View

Inferno, by Dan Brown, is told from the point of view of a third person narrator. This narrator is not omniscient. Even though he tells the emotions and thoughts of all the characters in the novel, the narrator knows only what Langdon knows about the situation in which he becomes involved. The narrator does not share with the reader the ways Langdon’s perceptions of reality were manipulated until Langdon learns about these manipulations.

In addition to the Prologue, there are two short passages in the story that are told from the first person point of view. One of these is found in Chapter 66 when FS-2080 remembers the night she and Zobrist met in person. This short passage of narrative is told from the first person point of view to keep from giving away the identity of FS-2080. At this point, the reader believes that...

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