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Dan Brown Writing Styles in The Da Vinci Code

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Style

Point of View

Dan Brown uses point of view brilliantly in The Da Vinci Code to increase suspense and keep the reader guessing what will happen next. Brown increases suspense by using third person point of view that is for the most part, not omniscient. So, the reader sees and knows only what the characters in that particular scene are experiencing and thinking.

For example, the identity of the Teacher is hinted at by the author but not revealed until Robert and Sophie discover his true identity. Also, regarding the reasons for Sauniere's murder, the reader learns along with the main characters rather than knowing in the beginning and then just observing the characters finding their way.

Setting

The Da Vinci Code takes place in modern day Paris, Versailles, London and Edinburgh, Scotland. The story starts out in the Louvre museum and along with the main characters, leads the...

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