Robert Jordan Writing Styles in The Great Hunt

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Point of View

Jordan writes exclusively in third person. The breadth of his narrator's knowledge varies from time to time, but, for the most part, it is limited to the character whose point of view he has taken. He will stick with one character through each chapter most of the time. If he does jump to a new perspective, he will often announce the change with a line break. His style is conducive to dramatic popular fiction writing, as the shifting perspectives allow him to reveal or conceal knowledge as needed. Most of the story is told through the eyes of the central characters, particularly Rand, Perrin, and Egwene. The perspective of the antagonists is scant, and limited almost exclusively to two individuals, Geofram Bornhald and Padan Fain.

As he is the primary protagonist, Rand's perspective dominates the book, and his escalating emotional state is central to the storyline...

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