John le Carré Writing Styles in The Honourable Schoolboy

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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person point of view. However, unlike other novels of this type, the point of view is not omniscient. In fact, the point of view is written hand in hand with the authorial voice, giving the reader the impression that the author is simply telling a story, allowing the reader to know the thoughts of his main characters and some of the emotion, but not allowing a complete picture of these emotions. The reader, therefore, is kept at arm's length from the characters, allowed only to know what is necessary in order to follow the plot of the novel at any given time. The author also interjects certain comments or information throughout the novel, keeping the reader up on what's going on without having to learn it from the narrating characters.

This point of view is complicated for the reader...

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