Robert Ludlum Writing Styles in The Bourne Identity

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Point of View

The point of view is written in the first person. However, the point of view changes. The story is revealed though the view of the different characters. Their thoughts, feelings and inner dialogue are revealed through italicized words. Bourne also has flashbacks to a time before the story takes place. These memories are also indicated with italicized text.

Setting

The setting of the novel takes place largely in Europe. The story opens in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of France. The story moves throughout France largely in Paris. Zurich, Switzerland is also a major setting. New York City and Washington, D.C. also play lesser but important roles. The story ends in the upper west side of Manhattan in New York City. This is a very wealthy area of the city. Other parts of the world are alluded to as well, especially southeast Asia. Bourne...

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