Robert Ludlum Writing Styles in The Bourne Supremacy

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Point of View

The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum is written in the third-person, past tense by an observer who is privy to all the characters' inner thought processes. The narrator is deeply sympathetic to the plight of the protagonist, David Webb (a.k.a. Jason Bourne, a.k.a. Delta-One), and his kidnapped wife, Marie St. Jacques-Webb. Webb/Bourne, a Jekyll-and-Hyde victim of amnesia and dissociative identity disorder (DID), is forced to again become something he hates and has tried to escape: a ruthless killer. The narrator is more sympathetic to the Webb persona but understands the need for the Bourne/Delta persona to take control in order to carry out the mission that will gain innocent Marie's freedom. An intelligent, idealistic Canadian diplomat is also treated sympathetically but allowed to be killed off, perhaps to show even a good deed can not always guarantee safety in this...

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