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Michael Scott (Irish author) Writing Styles in The Magician

Michael Scott (Irish author)
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Point of View

The novel is written in the third-person omniscient point of view. The author uses many different narrators in the novel as he describes the events of the plot. In this way, the author not only allows the reader to know and feel sympathy for the main characters, but he also allows the reader to understand the motivations and actions of the antagonists.

The point of view of this novel is appropriate to the plot of the novel. By using the omniscient point of view, the author allows the reader to move from mind to mind of the characters in the novel, seeing things that is important to the plot but may not be witnessed by a main character. This also allows the reader to understand the motivations of both the protagonists as well as the antagonists. Finally, the author uses this point of view artfully, careful...

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