Kingsley Amis Writing Styles in Lucky Jim

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is the third person omniscient point of view. The entire novel is seen through the eyes of James Dixon, the protagonist. Dixon is a young university lecturer in the history department of a small university after the Second World War. Dixon is unhappy in his job, but is fighting hard to keep the job because of the security it will mean for his future. Unfortunately, Dixon is a frequent victim of social faux pas that leave Dixon constantly attempting to cover up his mistakes.

The point of view of this novel works because it keeps the narration right in the middle of the plot, with Dixon. Dixon's frequent mistakes are full of humor, especially when he often makes these mistakes worse by attempting to cover them up. If the point of view were to shift from character to character...

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