C. S. Lewis Writing Styles in Perelandra

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Point of View

Perelandra is told in the first person point of view, as if by a narrator. The reader assumes the narrator is Lewis, because Dr. Ransom names him thus in the second chapter. The story is told as if Dr. Ransom dictated it to the narrator. Most of the story, from chapter three on, is told in the third person, but as if the narrator is telling Ransom's story as he was told it by Ransom himself. In some parts of the story, especially at the beginning, the narrator intrudes on the point of view, as if it is his story to tell. This appears to be done so as to reveal parts of the story that only the narrator is aware of, and also to reveal things about Ransom that might appear as bragging if told from Ransom's point of view.

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