Moore, Alison Writing Styles in The Lighthouse

Moore, Alison
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Point of View

The novel is narrated by a third-person limited point of view, that switches between the perspectives of Futh and Ester. Certain chapters focus on narrating Futh's trip, his paranoia, and also the memories that come to mind when he interacts with objects that trigger them. These chapters alternate with chapters that focus on Ester's perspectives, especially her relationship to Bernard and his neglect. The point of view is limited to the memories and purview of these characters, and does not provide insight to the minds of characters that surround them. This suggests that both Ester and Bernard also have a limited view or a lack of understanding of the inner lives of the people they love. Since Ester and Bernard's understanding is limited, the narration makes room for surprise when other characters act in unpredictable ways, have affairs, or act violently.

Language and Meaning

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