Alice Hoffman Writing Styles in The Museum of Extraordinary Things

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Point of View

The novel alternates between the point of view of Coralie Sardie and Eddie Cohen. Further to this, each chapter is split into two halves, the first half told in the first person from the perspective of either Coralie or Eddie and the second half told in the third person with an omniscient narrator. In the earlier parts of the novel the third person sections of each chapter tell the story from the point of view of whichever character was featured in the first half of the chapter but as the lives of Coralie and Eddie become intertwined the third person narration moves back and forth between both of their stories.

The third person sections of the novel deal with aspects of Coralie’s and Eddie’s lives that they would rather not dwell on in their first person narration or harrowing facts which they would...

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