Bernard Cornwell Writing Styles in Sharpe's Battle: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Fuentes de Onoro, May 1811

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is third person omniscient. The point of view is considered reliable, meaning that not only does the reader see the actions of the characters but the thoughts and the emotions of the characters are also known. In a book such as Sharpe's Battle, third person omniscient is necessary in order for the reader to be able to see all of the different actions and plot lines and to understand the characters' motivation by being privy to their thoughts and emotions.

The point of view remains consistent throughout the novel.

Setting

Sharpe's Battle opens in May of 1811. It is the time of the Napoleonic War. Sharpe and his men are lost somewhere in Spain possibly behind enemy lines. The setting then switches to outside Almeida, a Spanish fortress held by the French. Wellington, commander of the allied forces which include...

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