Writing Styles in Standard deviation

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Point of View

The novel is written in the past tense from the limited third person perspective, specifically Graham's. The focus on Graham’s perspective ostensibly positions him as the central character. However, the narrative seems to focus as much upon Audra, as she is so extroverted and is such an important figure in Graham’s life. Nonetheless, Graham remains the sole point-of-view character, as the narration often conveys Graham’s inner thoughts. It does not do the same for other characters. Focusing on Graham’s interior life is helpful in unfolding his character, as he is so introverted and does not often speak his mind.

These limitations on perspective also help the narrative to build a necessary sense of paranoia that acts as a threat towards the stability of Audra and Graham’s relationship. For example, Graham is no stranger to marital infidelity, as he had an...

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