Isabel Allende Writing Styles in The Japanese Lover

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Point of View

This story is told from the third person point of view of an omniscient narrator. Even though Alma is the main character of the novel, there is no particular focus on her. Her story is foremost in the novel but the stories of the other characters are also told by the narrator using as much detail and color as Alma’s story is told. Even Lenny’s dog, Sophia, and Alma’s cat, Neko, are characters worthy of having their stories told by the narrator. The narrator knows all of the emotions and thoughts of all of the characters as well as background information on all these characters. The narrator lays out all of the stories of all of these characters. The story is not told to anyone in particular but rather to a general audience.

Language and Meaning

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