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Jack London Writing Styles in The Iron Heel

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Style

Point of View

The main point to keep in mind in relation to each of the four elements of style discussed in this analysis is the way in which the novel is presented - as a historical document found at some point in the future and commented upon/analyzed within the context of that future. In other words, the story takes place in one context, one broadly defined setting, with one point of view, with one style of language usage and one intention of meaning. The commentary framing that story, equally fictional, takes place in another context, in another setting, from another point of view, with another style of language usage and another intention of meaning.

In terms of point of view, then, the story is narrated from the highly subjective, first person point of view of Avis Everhard, the wife of socialist revolutionary Ernest Everhard. There are three...

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