Orhan Pamuk Writing Styles in Snowfall

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Point of View

In "Snowfall," the point of view begins with Caitlin, though it shifts from character to character throughout the rest of the novel, providing a close omniscient narration. This allows the reader to understand the situation as a whole, from every perspective, even when it is not clear to the protagonists what is happening. This is particularly important in the case of Neil, who is difficult to understand. However, once the reader has access to his thoughts, it becomes clearer what his motivations are and what his actions will be. Though they are still difficult to comprehend, the story told from his point of view creates a more sympathetic character. Similarly, Caitlin's narration makes her a sympathetic character, whose vulnerability inspires the other characters to take care of her as much as possible. Finally, the complex relationship between Mac and Caitlin is more understandable when seen from...

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