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Howard Jacobson Writing Styles in The Finkler Question

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Point of View

The point of view in The Finkler Question is third person and omniscient. This is demonstrated by the fact that the narrator is able to report on the thoughts and emotions of all the characters, in addition to the actual events which take place. Presumably, the narrator presents a reliable point of view since nothing is proven incorrect, and the narrator is explicit when reporting something that a character suspects or believes as opposed to events that actually occur. This point of view is useful because it allows the reader to see the similarities and differences between characters, and readers are also able to witness the characters' thoughts and feelings which are frequently at odds with their words and actions, thus obtaining a more complete and accurate understanding of each character.

The novel contains a fairly equal distribution of exposition and dialogue which is beneficial to...

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