Pierre Choderlos de Laclos Writing Styles in Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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The point of view of the novel is third person. This point of view is vital to the story, in that it allows the author to present the novel as a series of letters, which serves to make the text more plausible, and to allow characters to tell their own deeds, actions, and emotions, without interpretation. This method also proves reliable, in that one senses differences in tone and voice throughout the novel, making character changes more easily recognized. Only the author, or the presenter of the letters, knows the full story. This point of view is also important in that one of the primary themes of the novel is the power of mankind to make or break their own lives, and this third person presentation of ideas allows each character to explain their own reasons for behaviors. The dramatic betrayal of characters would not be...

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