Anne Rice Writing Styles in The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

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The point of view used in the novel is third person. This omnipresent point of view is valuable, as the narrator has the ability to give the reader insight to the thoughts of the main characters in the story, giving a well-rounded perspective into the behaviors of Beauty, Prince Alexi, and the Prince. As the story opens, the narrator is with the Prince as he cuts his way through the vines and enters the castle grounds. One is not only privy to the Prince's thoughts, the narrator also provides background analysis on the Prince's behaviors and driving force as the Prince makes his way to the castle's summit and Sleeping Beauty's Chamber.

While the narrator occasionally delves into the thoughts of Beauty in the first two chapters, it is not until chapter three that one is given true insight to Beauty's tormented emotions and thoughts. The...

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