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Carlos Castaneda Writing Styles in The Fire from Within

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is first person. The point of view is limited and fairly reliable. This can be seen in the fact that the narrator does not know the feelings of the other characters, and he can only report the actions and recount the stories that he has been told. His reliability is based on the fact that he is not disputed and can further be assumed by his search for truth. This point of view is important since the action of the story revolves around the narrator whereas the other main characters disappear in the end. Without the narrator telling the story in first person, the reader would not be able to know the ending.

The story is told through a fairly equal distribution of exposition and dialogue, or at least the assumption of dialogue as much of the conversation is...

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