Anne Rice Writing Styles in Memnoch the Devil

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Point of View

The point of view of Memnoch the Devil is first person. This point of view is limited but mostly reliable, at least to the extent of Lestat's knowledge. This is proven by the fact that Lestat is able to report upon the actions he sees and the things that he is told, but he can only reveal his own thoughts and feelings. This is important because this novel is written as though it is Lestat's journal which reveals the things that he has witnessed and how he feels about them.

The story is told using a fairly equal distribution of exposition and dialogue. This method is likely used because of the journalistic format of the novel. In the novel, Lestat reports not only on events but also on the conversations that he has with the other characters. The novel is seen from Lestat's viewpoint. The Prologue...

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