Margaret George Writing Styles in The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers: A Novel

Margaret George
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Point of View

The book is written largely in first person from two different characters, King Henry VIII and Will, the jester. The majority of the journal is written by the hand of King Henry VIII. Those sections are written with a limited first-person point of view, that of Henry VIII. There are, however, interjections by Will Somers. These are written in third person and are limited to Will's point of view. It should be noted that much of Will's notes are directed to specific points that Henry made; therefore, most of the sections written by Will's hands seem less limited. It may even be difficult for the reader to realize that it is limited because of the change from Henry's perspective to that of Will.

The fact that the perspectives are limited to these two people rather than to a single person adds greatly to the information provided...

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