Thomas More Writing Styles in The Blithedale Romance

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is first person. This point of view is limited and somewhat reliable, proven by the fact that the narrator, Mr. Miles Coverdale, is only able to report on the actions of the events, what he personally thinks or feels and what other characters tell him, though he manages to learn a lot about the other characters in "The Blithedale Romance". His reliability is questionable due to the excessive amount of conjectures that he makes throughout the text concerning the pasts, futures and feelings of his friends in the Blithedale community. This point of view is important because it allows the story to retain suspense and mystery until the revelations near the end.

The story is told using approximately two-thirds exposition with the remainder of the text being dialogue, scattered throughout the novel. This method is likely used in order...

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