Wilkie Collins Writing Styles in The Moonstone

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Point of View

The book is written from the first person point of view but the narrator changes from section to section as each person tells what happened. The narrator for the First Period and the Eighth Narrative is Gabriel Betteredge, the steward at the Verinder country house. The brief Second Period is told by Miss Drusilla Clack. the Second Narrative is told by Mathew Bruff. Franklin Blake is responsible for the Third and Fifth Narratives. Ezra Jennings does the Fourth Narrative and Sergeant Cuff does the Sixth Narrative. The Seventh Narrative consists of a letter from Mr. Candy. The Epilogue consists of statements from one of Sergeant Cuff's men and the captain of the ship, Bewley Castle, and Mr. Murthwaite. These are the people that tell the story of the novel from their own perspective. Each one tells the piece of the story that involved them and between...

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