Cassandra Clare Writing Styles in Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices)

Cassandra Clare
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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person from an omniscient perspective, giving the reader a view of people, places, events, and details that are not available to all the characters. The third-person perspective is appropriate because there is not a single character who is involved in every scene presented in the novel. For example, the novel opens with a scene involving Kit Rook, a young boy with the Sight that allows him to see Downworlders just as the Shadowhunters do. However, he is not seen in the novel again until near the end. While he sees Emma and Julian during the opening scene, he does not interact with them and the reader gets a look at Kit's thoughts and emotions before seeing some details of the scene through Emma's perspective.

An interesting aspect of the perspective is seen in the fact that there are...

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