Eleanor Catton Writing Styles in The Luminaries: A Novel

Eleanor Catton
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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is third person, omniscient. As the plot unfolds through the eyes of multiple characters.the narrator shares all past and present actions. Each pivotal character has the opportunity to show their involvement.

The story is told through exposition and dialogue. This allows the reader to become acquainted with the characters and their idiosyncrasies. The dialogue shows the passion that drives each character. The story is told by a time line set in present time interspersed with events from the past. The viewpoint switches from chapter to chapter between multiple characters so the reader sees the story as seen from different points of view. It gives a multifaceted perspective of the events that unfold.

Language and Meaning

The language of the novel is complex. The book is intended for a mature and educated audience. The language is beyond many...

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