C. S. Lewis Writing Styles in The Silver Chair

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is third person. The narration takes place through the eyes of the children, mostly Jill, although it does occasionally move to other characters within the plot. The narrator, however, is clearly the writer, C.S. Lewis. Lewis often inserts himself into the story by making mention of things in the first person point of view. The entire story is told as though Lewis learned it from Jill and the other characters and is now relating it to his readers.

This style of narration gives the novel a sense of intimacy. This intimacy stems from the feel that Lewis is telling the story to a favorite niece or nephew as if in secrecy. Lewis makes the story believable by occasionally making comments on the narration, such as explaining the back story of Experiment House or by suggesting that the witnesses...

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