Lilian Jackson Braun Writing Styles in The Cat Who Went Underground

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is the third-person. This point of view is limited and unreliable, proven by the fact that the narrator reports not only on the events and actions of the novel but also on Qwill's thoughts and feelings. As the reader only has access to Qwill's thoughts, the story is often misleading as his thoughts are frequently later found to be incorrect conjectures. This point of view is important to the novel since one of the obvious themes of the novel is Koko's discovery of the clues to solve the murder. By utilizing this point of view, it retains suspense for the reader and allows the focus to remain on Qwill's revelations concerning the case.

The story is told using a fairly equal distribution of exposition and dialogue. This allows the narrator to share the events as well as the conversations...

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