Stephen R. Donaldson Writing Styles in Lord Foul's Bane

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Point of View

The story is written in first person limited point of view. It is written in past tense which makes you feel as if the story is being retold. The point of view in the story helps a lot because the main character is so flawed. It isn't like he is doing the awful things while you watch like when he rapes Lena. It is like you are being told about it and then you learn later on how much he hates himself for it.

The fact that Lena's mother Atiaran is the one that leads him toward the Lords to deliver the message makes the trip interesting with a limited point of view. You know that she decides the hope of saving the land is more important that revenge for what was done to her daughter but she isn't easily read. Every time she says or...

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