Michael Crichton Writing Styles in Jurassic Park

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Point of View

The book is written using an omniscient narrator. The thoughts and observations of all the characters are examined when necessary to give the book a thorough representation of ideas. Alan Grant’s thoughts and knowledge are explored the most and his expertise on dinosaurs is often shared with readers through his unspoken analysis. Tim Murphy’s smaller realm of knowledge on dinosaurs is also helpfully conveyed to readers through his thoughts and recollections.

Ian Malcolm’s thoughts are often expressed aloud, with little of his unspoken ideas relayed through narration. By having Ian voice his opinions on humanity, science and chaos theory, the author can present his own opinions in an unbiased format. Ian provides the philosophy of the book through the voice of a character.

Setting

The main action of the book takes place on Isla Nublar, a rocky, cloudy volcanic upthrusting of...

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