Pat Barker Writing Styles in Regeneration

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Point of View

The point of view in this book is third person omniscient, as can be seen by the fact that the reader is privy not only to the events in the story and the actions of each character, but also to the private thoughts and emotions of the different characters.

The author uses exposition through the thoughts of Dr. Rivers and the other main characters. The author also uses dialog between Dr. Rivers and his patients to provide information on their conditions and what might have caused thier problems. This view into the thoughts of the characters is important to this story, as the storyline is based wholly on the psychological effects of war and how men deal with war. Without the background provided by this look into the thoughts and conversations of the characters, the story would be nothing more than a bunch of madmen running...

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