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Douglas Adams Writing Styles in Mostly Harmless

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Style

Point of View

The novel is told from an omniscient, third person point of view. The reader receives many views from a multitude of characters this way, and all the perspectives are in third person. The third person point of view has the ability to give enough description to set up the Galaxy, including the various planets, for the reader. For science fiction, the reader must be immersed into a new world with different rules and places. The third person perspective allows the author to give general descriptions of the planets and their inhabitants. It enables the reader to receive a wide scope view of all the different places the characters travel. It also allows the reader to jump easily between characters and their points of view about each situation they encounter.

Yet there is a closer, third person point of view as well. This occurs when the characters...

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