Robin Hobb Writing Styles in The Golden Fool

Robin Hobb
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The point of view in Golden Fool is the first person. Tom Badgerlock, the protagonist, tells the story through his eyes. The reader receives a close glimpse of what goes on with Tom and especially how he feels. For example, at the book's beginning, the reader can feel Tom's grief over the loss of Nighteyes with a close perspective. When Tom is distraught throughout the story, the reader feels his sadness in each situation. Tom must also give a wider perspective when he describes a situation or the royals in the castle or a room. In doing so, the point of view changes to a third person omniscient in which the reader can receive all the details of the place. For instance, when Tom arrives at the betrothal ceremony, an omniscient narrator describes the elaborate decoration of the Great Hall.

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