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Mary Renault Writing Styles in The King Must Die

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Style

Point of View

The point of view in the story is told in past tense. It is told from the character Theseus as an old man looking back on his life. The reader sees that Theseus will very often interrupt his story so that he can tell something that happened later on in his life that may have been connected to the events he is telling about. The story is omniscient from Theseus' point of view but limited from all others. The reader will be left to wonder about the thoughts and actions of the other characters in the story but the thoughts of Theseus are reliable and constant although the reader doesn't hear all the things that Theseus hears and occasionally will only get descriptions from Theseus.

The story is told from someone looking back on events that have happened and much of the story is descriptions and...

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