Maurice Druon Writing Styles in The Iron King

Maurice Druon
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Point of View

The novel of "The Iron King" has multiple points of views, all of which are largely written from a third-person personal viewpoint. This means that the narrative of the story is presented from an 'outsider' stance looking in at each character's actions, thoughts and emotions. Some notable exceptions are the diversions to the personal first person viewpoint (when one of the protagonists has a larger share of the story) and the diversions into third person objective (where there is a strong narrative voice which recounts historical asides and facts).

In general, the whole impact of this mostly third-person style is to present the story as an act of history, and gives the actions of the characters the weight of truth and actuality. This sense of the historical narrative is enhanced by the use of footnotes and appendices, in which the author; Maurice Druon makes comments and...

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