Eiji Yoshikawa Writing Styles in Musashi

Eiji Yoshikawa
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Point of View

The story is written from an omniscient perspective with many of the characters serving as the immediate point of view. For example, Otsu might encounter someone from her past and tell that person about her life over the recent months, thereby catching the reader up on the events of a particular character. These methods mean that some characters are "out of sight" for a period of time and this can be distracting considering the large number of characters present.

The fact that there are so many characters makes the omniscient perspective the only option available. Often, the reader will leave the life of one character while another takes center stage in the story line. These transitions are typically done with ease but some readers may find this distracting also. The fact that a particular character may be introduced in a manner that suggests this character will...

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