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The Last of the Just begins with an omniscient narrator, who takes the reader through the first generations of the Just Man. Most generations are covered quickly, giving a little bit of history on the political and religious temperature of the times, explaining why each man is chosen as the Just Men and how it affects their lives.

In Chapter Two, the story revolves around the character, Mordecai Levy, and the point of view changes to third person, interspersed with interjections of the omniscient narrator from time to time. This third person point of view moves from main character to main character depending on whose story it is at the time. The actual story starts with Mordecai, moves to Benjamin's story, back to Mordecai and finally finishes with Ernie, who is essentially the main character. However, without the stories of other important characters such as his...

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