Georges Bernanos Writing Styles in The Diary of a Country Priest

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Point of View

This story is told entirely from the first person point of view of the priest as he records his feelings and actions in his diary. The priest also acts as the narrator for the story. Because of this first person point of view, all of the action of the novel is screened through the priest. He knows and can record only what he has first hand knowledge of or has learned from another character in the novel. Therefore, the conversations the priest records in his diary are extremely important to the development of the story line. It is only through these conversations that the reader learns what is being said about the priest in the community as well as how others feels about what is going on in the novel. The bulk of this story is told mostly through dialogue as recorded by the priest in...

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