Philip K. Dick Writing Styles in The Man in the High Castle

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is third person omniscient. This point of view allows the reader to see the thoughts and feelings of the narrating characters while seeing the plot develop through their eyes. In this novel, the point of view character shifts multiple times, sometimes more than once in a single chapter. The point of view remains consistent despite these multiple shifts, always showing the reader the narrator's thoughts and feelings and always showing the developing plot through that character's eyes.

The use of this point of view is a good choice in this situation because it is an intimate point of view that allows the reader to develop a sense of connection with each of the narrating characters. If the point of view were not omniscient, the reader would not be able to connect with the characters because they shift so quickly...

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