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Oliver Potzsch Writing Styles in The Hangman's Daughter

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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person omniscient point of view. The author uses the third person so that he can tell his story from the point of view of multiple characters, including Magdalena, Jakob Kuisl, Simon, Sophie, the devil, and Georg Augustin. By using this many characters and allowing the reader to see the different parts of the plot through the eyes of so many characters, the author is able to tell a more rounded story.

The point of view of this novel works well with the plot because it is a complicated plot that necessitates the reader being able to see events taking place through multiple eyes. The reader needs to know, for instance, how Clara escaped from the devil even though she is the only one who is able to tell this story. For this reason, the point of view works...

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