Ian Fleming Writing Styles in Octopussy

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Point of View

The point of view for all the stories is the third person with the narrator recounting the events that take place and describing the thoughts and emotions of the characters involved. In the "Octopussy" story the character whose thoughts and emotions are made known to the reader are exclusively those of the main character Major Smythe. This story is different from the others in the collection in that James Bond appears only in a relatively minor role. His thoughts and emotions are only made known to the reader from his spoken words.

In the remaining three stories the main character is James Bond, and the narrative unfolds with a description of his thoughts and emotions interspersed with descriptions of action and dialogues with other characters. One small exception to this format occurs at the beginning of "The Living Daylights", when, in the opening scene at the...

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