Ray Bradbury Writing Styles in Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Point of View

The one-page prologue is from a narrator's point of view. Chapter 1 is from the lightning rod salesman's point of view. He is just arriving in town as a stranger and taking stock of the place, much as the reader is just arriving at the story and getting his or her bearings. The majority of the rest of the story takes place from Will's point of view, although several chapters are from Mr. Halloway's point of view. Chapter 9 takes place in Jim's point of view briefly, but mostly what we know of Jim comes from observations by Will and Mr. Halloway. Chapter 10 briefly returns to the lightning rod salesman, before he disappears, and Chapter 25 features Miss Foley.

Some of the chapters featuring both Will and Jim as they investigate Mr. Dark and the carnival are from an omniscient point of view. Sometimes the point of view shifts...

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