Margaret George Writing Styles in The Memoirs of Cleopatra: A Novel

Margaret George
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Point of View

The story is written in first person from Cleopatra's perspective. This point of view is extremely limited and the reader is told only what Cleopatra knows. The story seems to be written as a diary, in keeping with the title, but it is not often that the writer drops back to the informal tone of addressing the reader directly. As a rule, the only real indication that the story is a diary is that Cleopatra occasionally says that she'll reveal more of a particular topic later. The story is written in past tense and from a period well past the events described in the story. This is evident by the author's use of foreshadowing. The scenes of foreshadowing are not overly dramatic and are used only occasionally. A deviation from the memoirs, or diary, that this story is supposed to represent is seen in the free...

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