Chloe Benjamin Writing Styles in The Immortalists

Chloe Benjamin
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Point of View

The Immortalists is told from the perspective of a third person omniscient narrator who presents predominantly one character's point-of-view in each part of the novel. Each of the parts focuses on one of the Gold siblings, with the prologue and final part both focused on Varya Gold. Since the narrator is omniscient, however, the actions, thoughts, and feelings of others are sometimes interspersed. In the prologue, for example, the narrator includes a brief scene in which Daniel learns about the existence of the fortune teller, despite this section being devoted to Varya's experience and her not being present in this scene. This is likely done to provide an intimacy and immediacy to an important moment, rather than have the conversation between Daniel and his friends reported secondhand, as would be necessary if the novel were told from a third person limited or first person perspective...

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