Neil Gaiman Writing Styles in Norse Mythology (Stories)

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Point of View

The book generally maintains a third-person omniscient perspective, but for the bulk of the novel, this perspective is often closely associated with one character at any given time. For example, many of the stories feature Loki causing mischief in some capacity and then working to reverse the ill effects of his mischief to avoid punishment. Thus, the omniscient narrator mostly relates the actions of Loki, generally portraying other characters only when they interact with Loki. When Loki is not the main point-of-view character, this burden is usually assumed by either Odin or Thor, as they are the other two main figures of the book and of Norse mythology in general. Meanwhile, in stories that feature more than one of these three main figures, the perspective may shift within chapters, as the narration focuses first on the actions of one character and then transitions to the...

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