Bernard Cornwell Writing Styles in Sharpe's Tiger

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Point of View

The point of view is in the third person and offers reliable narrative throughout. Historical descriptions tend to be straight narrative that explains what is going on and oftentimes why, similar to a history textbook. Dialog brings the point of view closer to the characters and only as an observer and not as a participant.

The point of view at times moves within scenes, such as the descriptions of rocket flight. The narrative focuses on the rockets taking off, their erratic flight and the reactions of the British cavalry. The point of view then turns back to the characters and their thoughts about rockets. When later Sharpe uses the rockets to his advantage, the point of view hides the exact effects because Sharpe has ducked into cover. What he sees is what the reader sees, simply the aftermath.

The point of view with the Battle of...

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