Bernard Cornwell Writing Styles in Sharpe's Trafalgar: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, October 21, 1805

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Point of View

The story is written in third person from a limited-omniscient perspective. The reader gains some omniscient information but sees some aspects of the story from Sharpe's point of view. Whenever Sharpe is in the scene, the reader generally gains information from Sharpe's perspective. For example, Sharpe is in bed with Lady Grace when he is summoned to the captain's quarters. There, he discovers that Lord William has asked to see him. Sharpe is nervous but Lord William seems to be seeking specific military information that Sharpe is likely to have. Sharpe seems to accept this at face value but remains somewhat skeptical. The reader is given only the information that Sharpe has at this point. It is not until much later that the reader discovers that Sir William does know about the affair. When that scene occurs, Sharpe is on deck while Sir William and Lady...

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