J.R.R. Tolkien Writing Styles in The Fall of Gondolin

J.R.R. Tolkien
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Point of View

The novel is told in the third person point of view as if a narrator is telling the story to a group of listeners. This creates an omniscient narrator that knows every part of the story from the ancient legends of the Valar to the outcome of Tuor’s journey. The narrator’s voice is heard throughout each piece and they frequently comment on things that the characters could never know. For example, when Tuor sees the Great Sea for the first time, the narrator writes “now some say that he was the first of Men to reach the Sea and look upon it and know the desire it brings; but I know not if they say well” (40). Another example comes from the document that Christopher calls “The Last Version” (145). When Tuor walks out of Turgon’s old home, the narrator says, “none were there...

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