Julian Fellowes Writing Styles in Snobs

Julian Fellowes
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Point of View

Snobs is narrated by an unnamed male character who provides the main point of view for the novel. The narrator is an actor who has had some success in television roles, and he is also from an upper-class English family. As someone who can move freely between different social circles he is positioned to relay to the reader the various viewpoints and motivations of the characters. For some sections of the book, the point of view shifts to other characters, primarily Edith and Charles, adopting an omniscient viewpoint that provides insight into the thoughts and motivations of the main characters.

The larger point of view is suggested by the title of the novel, "Snobs." The title suggests that the characters in the novel are defined by a feeling of superiority over other classes of people. Although this accusation of snobbery is usually directed at members...

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