Samuel Youd Writing Styles in The City of Gold and Lead

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is first person. The narrator is the main character, Will Parker. Will is a young man who lives on an Earth that has been conquered by an alien race known to them only as the Tripods because of the creatures that roam the Earth, policing the humans. Due to the intimacy of the first person point of view, the reader is given access to Will's every thought and feeling, allowing the reader to listen in to his internal dialogue and see the emotional struggles he endures through the course of the novel.

The first person point of view is one of the most intimate and most limiting points of view a writer might utilize. The first person allows the reader to follow along in the events of a plot through the eyes of one character, moving from place to...

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