Barry Unsworth Writing Styles in Sacred Hunger

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The point of view in this book is mainly third person omniscient. The narrator follows the lives of Erasmus Kemp and Matthew Paris. The point of view is from that of the narrator but gives insight into the thoughts of these two characters. Other characters' thoughts are also revealed to the reader but not as often or to the extent of Erasmus Kemp and Matthew Paris. The narrator not only knows about the lives, opinions, and emotions of the various characters, but he or she also uses events and feelings from the past to support events and feelings of the present and to foreshadow events to come. For example, the story begins with Erasmus; it is known that his father has died, and by looking into past events, by the end of the first book, the reader knows what has led up to his father's death...

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