Charles Dickens Writing Styles in Little Dorrit

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Point of View

The novel is told by an omniscient narrator, who is aware of all characters, their location and attitudes. The narrator is reliable. This point of view allows the reader to share the information gained by the narrator, and to be present for all important dialogue and action.The majority of the plot movement takes place in the company of either LIttle Dorrit or Arthur, but some chapters involve the villian Rigaud.

Without this point of view, it would be difficult for the readers to tie all the characters together, or for the plot to be so detailed. The author has introduced characters of a wide variety of socio-economic situations who are affected by the actions of Little Dorrit, Arthur and Rigaud, but it would be impossible for the reader to perceive this interaction without the use of the omniscient narrator point of view.

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