Laurell K. Hamilton Writing Styles in The Killing Dance

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The point of view in this novel is first person limited. The story is told from Anita's point of view, which means that she can only report external events as they appear to her. While she can give details about the way that certain events makes her feel and react, she cannot explain other characters' reactions or feelings. The point of view is mostly reliable but not always since the narrator can only describe what is going on as she sees it. This is important to the novel since it allows the plot to develop; if the narrator were omniscient, she would know what other people are thinking throughout the novel, eliminating the mystery of the plot. Since many of the characters act differently than they think throughout the novel, there would not be the dramatic denouement that occurs in the novel.

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