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E. M. Forster Writing Styles in Maurice

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Style

Point of View

The novel is written in the third person point of view with some aspects of the authorial voice. The third person point of view is omniscient. However, the tone of the narration leaves the reader convinced that rather than using his characters as narrators, the author simply tells the story with thoughts and emotions that he has placed inside his character's heads. This authorial voice is often masked by the omniscient aspect of the point of view, but at times makes its presents known in such a way that it can be somewhat startling to the reader.

The point of view of this novel can at times be difficult for the reader. The narration moves quickly from character to character, leaving the reader unclear at times whose thoughts and emotions are being revealed. The authorial voice at times can keep the reader at a distance from...

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Maurice from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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