Arnaldur Indridason Writing Styles in Silence of the Grave

Arnaldur Indridason
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Point of View

This story is told in third person limited perspective. The story primarily follows Erlendur’s perspective throughout the case, though it does occasionally shift to one of his coworkers. There is no single character that the story centers on during the flashbacks, but it instead shifts between the mother and children when flashbacks occur.

This perspective allows readers to have a more in-depth understanding of the characters they are following by giving readers a peek into the minds of the character they are following. This allows readers to have a deeper understanding of who the character is, how they think, and what motivates them. For a story that has such a large emphasis on character development, this feature makes third person limited the ideal point of view to use, as it allows the reader to see how all of the characters thoughts and beliefs have...

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