Rosemary Sutcliff Writing Styles in Sword at Sunset

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Point of View

The point of view is first person, singular, as seen through the eyes of Artos, the Bear. The author does give a very omniscient view of the surroundings and incidents, however, so that the reader comes into the scene with as much knowledge as Artos does.

Artos is often an unreliable narrator, but this is compensated for by the omniscient point of view of the author. This offers a very well rounded understanding of Artos's circumstances and how the series of events shaped and motivated Artos.

Language and Meaning

The language used is old English, with many types of old Gaelic, Germanic, and Latin/Roman words, as would have been utilized during this period of history. Many of the words, such as 'bothy' for tent, have long gone out of use in the common contemporary language, but the author's use of them, and other such...

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