Margaret of Navarre (Sicilian queen) Writing Styles in The Heptameron

Margaret of Navarre (Sicilian queen)
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Point of View

This book employs a variety of points of view. In its entirety, the novel is written in the point of view of the third person. The narrator of the frame of the story is uninvolved in the action of the story, yet knows the actions of all of the characters. Instead of revealing the emotional status or private thoughts of any of the characters, the narrator simply records what has happened to the characters of the story as a disinterested third party might do. This action of recording is seen in the prologue of the book where the circumstances that have brought all of the characters to the same abbey are described. Notice that the narrator gives little emotional input into the story, only tells what happened as it happened.

As the novel progresses, each of the characters acts as a narrator as they tell their...

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