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Terry Pratchett Writing Styles in Men at Arms: A Novel of Discworld

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Point of View

The Point of View of the novel 'Men At Arms' by author Terry Pratchett is that of the third-person perspective. This indicates that the events of the story are told by a narrator who knows more about the city, the world and the events than the characters within the course of the plot do. This is achieved in the way of humorous asides ('such and such did not notice when...') and footnotes; which often highlight further facts about the setting.

This third-person point of view allows the reader to be entertained by events outside of any particular character's knowledge, quite often after a section concerning the principle protagonists of the Watch, the next Scene will involve a piece of back story, or a hidden event involving the murderer that the protagonists are unaware of taking place. The author does this to heighten the humour and...

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