Jostein Gaarder Writing Styles in Sophie's World

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Point of View

The point of view of the book is third person. There is a narrator who knows the thoughts of Sophie. In the beginning of the book, until the chapter "Bjerkely," we are told the story through Sophie's eyes and her inner thoughts. After Hilde is introduced in the chapter "Bjerkely," the story alternates point of view between Hilde and Sophie, as Hilde reads the book about Sophie and philosophy. As the Major finally comes home from Lebanon, the point of view in that section is from the Major's point of view.

The last chapters are complicated with the point of view shifting rapidly from Sophie and Alberto after their escape, when they have joined the invisible people, and Hilde and her father. Finally, the last chapter, "The Big Bang," is written in mimicry of a Platonic dialogue, which is between Hilde and her father, Major Knag...

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