Iris Murdoch Writing Styles in The Book and the Brotherhood

This Study Guide consists of approximately 34 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Book and the Brotherhood.
This section contains 806 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Book and the Brotherhood Study Guide

Points of View

The novel is a narrative told in the third person, and it involves the differing perspectives of both major and minor characters. The novel is so full of detail that it is difficult at times to understand the individual viewpoint of each character. The characters have secret inner lives, which are not necessarily connected to the external events in the novel. Some thoughts have no influence at all on the plotline, while others are central to the unfolding of the novel. However, this development often occurs in such a manner that no one can imagine the outcome. Thus, the perspective of the characters appears to change without rational warrant.

The points of view of the novel's characters are not connected to previous events, thoughts or relationships within the plot itself. A character's perspective can suddenly change because the author introduces a completely irrelevant memory. Thus, the...

(read more)

This section contains 806 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Book and the Brotherhood Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Book and the Brotherhood from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook