Tom Clancy Writing Styles in Red Storm Rising

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The story is written in third person. The point of view is largely omniscient though is limited by the perspective of the person currently at the forefront of the situation. For example, McCafferty is aboard the USS Chicago when he encounters a situation involving an enemy submarine. He breaks off the contact believing that he has again failed in his attempts to take down an enemy target. It's only later that he meets a Norwegian captain who declares that McCafferty's crew saved his ship and the lives of his crew. McCafferty notes that this knowledge makes a huge impact on his own morale and that of his crew but he simply had no way of knowing that at the time. In this way, the view is limited. However, the huge cast of characters each have turns with the story being told from their perspective meaning the...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Red Storm Rising 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.