Lilian Jackson Braun Writing Styles in The Cat Who Saw Red

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Point of View

The story is written in third person point of view. The view given is from the main character, Jim Qwilleran. The view in the story is omniscient proven by the fact that Jim is standing on a bathroom scale and is upset because he has gained three pounds despite his diet. Jim doesn't realize that his cat, Koko, is standing on the back of the scale. At the end of the story Jim states that he has lost ten pounds, and there is a notation about him being unaware that three of those ten pounds came from Koko.

The view in the story never comes from another character other than Jim, but he is a reporter and often finds ways to interview other characters in the story. Through this method there is a lot of background and personal information given on the rest of the characters...

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