Rob Reiner Writing Styles in The Princess Bride

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The story changes time and point of view. The story of The Princess Bride is told from the point of view of the omniscient narrator. The narrator is someone other than William Goldman or S. Morgenstern. The narrator carries the reader between events moving back and forth with ease. The reader views the action as if watching over the characters' shoulders without being involved. Although the reader feels close to the action, the reader does not know the thoughts of the characters unless the narrator reveals them. The reader knows only what the narrator chooses to report; however, the reader does not feel detached from the action of the story. The narrator uses warm, engaging narration that brings the reader into the story.

Because of the closeness the reader experiences with the story, the reader is often abruptly shaken when William Goldman interrupts. Goldman often interjects...

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