Jodi Picoult Writing Styles in Mercy

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is third person omniscient. The novel's plot encases three major story lines, requiring the use of several main characters in order to share with the reader an intimacy within each of the story lines. Jamie, Cam, Allie, and Mia are the characters most often used as the point of view characters, sharing the story with the reader through their unique insight. The author allows the reader not only to hear a story through these characters, but to also share their emotions and internal thoughts, making the point of view omniscient. This builds a connection between the reader and the characters that might not be achieved with another point of view.

The point of view in this novel works not only because of the great need to include a large number of characters, but because it allows the growth of...

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