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Larry Niven Writing Styles in The Mote in God's Eye

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Point of View

The novel is written from a third person omniscient narrator's perspective. This means the authors have access to all thoughts, emotions, and histories of any element of the story. This perspective is used to give the reader greater access to information about the Moties than the human characters in the story. While the point of view does allow for any information on any character and situation to be part of the authors' awareness, the complete revelation is used judiciously to build tension, move the plot forward, and draw the reader into the story. By placing the reader in a position of knowing more than anyone actually in the story, the reader has an opportunity to develop opinions and perhaps even emotions about the characters and the outcome for each individual in the story.

Third person omniscient is known as the most challenging author perspective to use...

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