Lloyd Alexander Writing Styles in The Beggar Queen

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Point of View

Lloyd Alexander uses different points of view to move the plot forward and to show the reader what is going on in different places at the same time. With a large cast of characters, showing what different characters think of the same situations broadens the conflict of interests going on in the story. An example of this is when Duke Conrad takes his nephew, the King Constantine, to his country estate. Duke Conrad is planning to have the King assassinated, but the King thinks that the Duke is honorable in his intentions. Alexander also chooses the main characters for his point of view. This makes the reader feel closer to the most important characters. It makes the reader see the other characters through the eyes of the various major characters.

Setting

Setting is very important in "The Beggar Queen." Most of the story takes place in...

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