Neil Gaiman Writing Styles in Stardust

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Point of View

The point of view of Stardust is third person omniscient. This is a great help to the reader as the narrator is able to report on the actions of the characters in the novel, as well as their motivations and feelings. As the novel centers on Tristran Thorn obtaining his heart's desire, it is extremely helpful, as the reader can experience the changes that Tristran experiences as he chases his dreams.

The novel is mainly descriptive passages, detailing the travels of Tristran through the wall and into Faerie, as well as his experiences and feelings while there. There is dialogue interspersed which allows the reader to get a better grasp of what Tristran and others feel. The dialogue also helps one understand motivations of each of the characters as they interact with each other.

Setting

Stardust by Neil Gaiman takes place primarily in the land of...

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