Cornelia Funke Writing Styles in Inkdeath

Cornelia Funke
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Point of View

The author uses a third-person perspective in the narrative, switching between many of the major characters and some of the secondary characters. The point of view is often unreliable. Characters are frequently mislead about the location of a friend or passage of events and sometimes this confusion leads to actions that complicate the plot further. Mortola, for example, is aware that she is being driven insane by her bird form, but nonetheless continues to make very poor decisions regarding Orpheus, and this leads Orpheus to gain a serious advantage later on in the novel.

The story is told through exposition and the character's thoughts are frequently shared with the reader. Dialogue is also very important, and tends to occur in large sections as the characters discuss whatever they believe must be done next. Very little time tends to pass through most of the chapters, and though...

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