Nikolai Gogol Writing Styles in The Diary of a Madman, the Government Inspector, and Selected Stories

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Most of the stories in this book are told in the third person point of view with the exception of The Diary of a Madman and parts of Mid-Summer Evening. The Diary of a Madman is written in the first person point of view while Mid-Summer Evening begins in the first person point of view of the author himself.

The points of view of the stories work well with each story because they allow the continuation of a sense begun early in the book of a kindly storyteller telling stories around an open fire. The Diary of a Madman sticks out among the other stories because it is told in the first person point of view and is written in a diary style, but its point of view is so compelling in the story the author is trying to tell that it should stick out among...

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