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Tom Clancy Writing Styles in Patriot Games

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Style

Point of View

Point of view is that of an omniscient narrator, third person perspective from numerous character viewpoints. Jack Ryan, as the main character is the defining character, but the viewpoint is not limited to his viewpoint. The story is a convoluted and complex espionage story and much of the drama and pacing of the story results from the reader learning something that the main character does not know. This intensifies the action dramatically, because the reader knows that danger is just around the corner and wishes that there were some way to notify Jack or Cathy Ryan that something is going to happen. This is a really great technique for increasing the dramatic pace of the story. The author uses a technique throughout the story of increasing the excitement by jumping from scene to scene, especially when the action has built to a frenzied pace.

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Patriot Games from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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