Georges Bataille Writing Styles in Story of the Eye

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Point of View

The novel is written in the first person point of view. Often the narrator, who is never named, will make comments directly to the reader as though he is a confidant telling a story to a friend. This point of view gives the narration a sense of intimacy that is important to the feel of the novel. The novel is about an intimate side of the narrator's life, a side of life that is not often made the plot of a novel. Due to this, the first person point of view makes the subject of the novel a little less offensive.

Intimacy between the narrator and the reader of a novel is often very important to the plot. It is difficult for a reader to care what happens in a plot if there is not a level of intimacy, a desire to care. In this novel...

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