Stephen King Writing Styles in Misery

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Point of View

"Misery" by Stephen King is written in the third person omniscient point of view. The use of third person omniscient is critical when there are many layers to a story. The reader must be aware of all aspects of the story and the only real way to accomplish that is by having an omniscient presence narrate the story. In "Misery" the point of view works perfectly due to the complex storyline. The story follows several characters from Annie Wilkes to Paul Sheldon to the characters in the Misery series.

Third person omniscient is a valuable tool to use when talking about Annie Wilkes. Annie's erratic personality and psychosis could not be easily explained by Paul Sheldon as he sees only one side of the issue. The flashbacks into past experiences of each character are also valuable.

Additionally, the reader must be well informed of the characters...

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