Isaac Asimov Writing Styles in The Caves of Steel

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Point of View

Point of View of the novel is in the third person and the narrator is reliable about revealing in-depth information not only about the protagonist Elijah Baley, but about various other characters in the story. This story includes the feelings and happenings of individual characters, but it is the overlaying historical information about the Earth and Outerworlds that truly ties this novel together.

Clearly the individuals themselves, whether humans or Spacers, are to Asimov products of their society. Lije has a fear of leaving his City and venturing to the Outerworlds where robots vastly outnumber humans. On the otherhand, Spacers fear the encampment of the Cities because of its excessive amount of bacteria and risk of disease.

The author does a good job of incorporating every character's sentiment and background into the story. Jessie for example, is Lije's wife, and plays a minor role in the...

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