Wodehouse, P. G. Writing Styles in Picadilly Jim

Wodehouse, P. G.
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Point of View

Piccadilly Jim has a third person omniscient narrator. The narrator follows all the action and characters of the story, relaying their perspective and how they are feeling about the events taking place. While various characters betray their true identities, pretending to be someone else, the reader is aware of this deception thanks to the narrator. We are aware of the persona Jimmy adopts and his motivations behind it. While Jimmy cannot recall his prior interaction with Ann, the narrator has already explored their past through Mr Pett relating the story to his wife. The reader is aware of the coincidences taking place before the characters are made aware. We are also clued into the schemes of the various characters before their plans become outwardly evident.

The narrator mainly follows Jimmy on his journey of self-discovery and plot to win Ann’s heart. Although he lives...

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