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Robert Jordan Writing Styles in The Eye of the World

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Point of View

The point of view is limited omniscience from the perspective of one character. The majority of the book is from Rand's point of view. When the group gets split up, the point of view shifts between Rand, Perrin and Nynaeve. There is a small narrative passage at the introduction of the first chapter, and the last paragraphs of the book are from Moiraine's perspective.

The point of view is used every effectively, limiting the reader to what one character observes and thinks at a time. This point of view is important for the theme of self-discovery as the reader learn things about the characters at the same time that they do. Ambiguity and misdirection are used throughout the text as characters express their personal views, by extension bestowing some of those views on the reader, only to have later events contradict those views. By limiting the...

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