Anatole France Writing Styles in The Gods Will Have Blood:

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Point of View

The narrator in "The Gods Will Have Blood" is a third-person narrator. The narrator is omniscient and reliable. This is proven by the fact that the narrator has access to the thoughts and feelings of most, if not all, of the characters. He also has knowledge of the events occurring in the actual scenes he describes as well as in other places which he frequently alludes to. The narrator's claims are never contradicted so it is assumed that the narrator is reliable. This form of narrator is important to this particular novel as it allows him to provide the reader with various thoughts and opinions about the Revolution and the Reign of Terror. He is able to present the reasons that certain individuals engage in bloody activities in addition to the general public's feelings about these executions.

The novel is written using a distribution of approximately...

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