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Philip Pullman Writing Styles in The Amber Spyglass

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Style

Point of View

The books is written in the third person from different viewpoints. The main views are Lyra's and Will's. Will dominates at the beginning because Lyra is trapped in a drugged sleep. We see Lyra and Will fall in love a little more intensely from Lyra's point of view, but we see Lyra through Will's eyes also. We also see the story from the point of view of supporting characters such as Ama. Since bears do not seem to do much introspection, we only get a glimpse of Iorek's internal thought process. As ever, Mrs. Coulter is hard to pin down on much of anything, a technique on the part of the writer that keeps us guessing as to what Mrs. Coulter will do next. Many of her actions remain unexplained, such as the moment when she almost pulls the pistol out of her rucksack when she...

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