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Stephen King Writing Styles in The Shining

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Point of View

This novel is told from the third person point of view of an omniscient narrator. The point of view shifts between several different characters throughout the novel. These point of view changes allow the reader to get input about the situation from all characters instead of just one. The majority of the story is told from the points of view of the Torrence family, including Wendy, Jack, and Danny. It is not until Part Five of the novel that a fourth character, Hallorann, joins the characters that tell the story from his point of view. In fact, much of this final part is told from Hallorann’s point of view.

Language and Meaning

The most interesting part of the way this novel is written is the way that King interjects the thoughts of characters as he writes. King uses italics to capture a character’s...

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