Howard Pyle Writing Styles in The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

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Points of View

The novel begins with the author, as the first person, explaining a little of what has preceded the action and what will take place in the story. As if in a play, he then invites the reader to participate in the action, and physically leads him into the story.

The story is unfolded chiefly through the third person point of view, mainly through the eyes that follow Robin Hood. When the story follows another character, it is generally to allow the reader to understand some action that is taken by Robin Hood or his men, or to develop a character more thoroughly without the character taking part in the main action.

It is interesting to note, however, that the story begins and ends in the first person, that being the author. Also, the last paragraph of each Part (except for part First) reverts to the first...

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