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Emily St. John Mandel
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Point of View

The novel was told through the point of view of a third person omniscient narrator. The ability of the narrator to give insight into the character’s unique thoughts and feelings shaped the reader’s understanding of the novel as a whole. Through the narration of the novel, all of the characters were represented in a very in-depth manner.

Due to the nature of the narration, the reader was able to gain insight into different characters through various stages in their lives. For example, the character of Michaela was described through the lens of Christopher and Eli at very different stages in her life. Likewise, Lilia was described in various ways through nearly all of the other characters, adding to the mystery of her characterization. In this way, the characters were represented as quite multidimensional. Through the omniscient narration and various subplots, the reader was...

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