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Samuel Richardson Writing Styles in Pamela, or, Virtue Rewarded

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is first person. This point of view is mostly limited and unreliable due to the nature of an epistolary novel and Pamela's inability to know anything other than what she witnesses and hears. This point of view is important to the novel due to the format and the fact that a large part of the premise of the novel revolves around Pamela's change in feelings toward Mr. B. Without this point of view, it would be impossible to see Pamela's feelings. This point of view is also important for enabling the reader to see Pamela's virtue since she can report on her actions and feelings about them, doubly demonstrating her virtue. There are only two narrative passages in this work, during which the point of view changes to that of an omniscient and reliable third person narrator.

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