Bernard Cornwell Writing Styles in Sharpe's Christmas

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Point of View

The point of view of both stories in "Sharpe's Christmas" is third person. This point of view is omniscient and reliable, proven by the fact that the narrator is frequently able to report upon the thoughts and feelings of the characters in addition to the actions and events that occur in any particular scene. This method of writing is useful as it allows the reader to understand the reasons behind the decisions that are made throughout the narrative. Additionally, this provides foreshadowing in the book as the reader is able to predict upcoming events based on the plans that characters consider.

This story is written using a fairly equal distribution of exposition and dialogue. This is very effective in helping the reader to understand the dynamics between different characters, especially as it pertains to the chain of command in the military; the conversations demonstrate the respect...

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