Ann Radcliffe Writing Styles in The Mysteries of Udolpho

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Point of View

The point of view in "The Mysteries of Udolpho" is first person. This point of view is omniscient and unreliable, since the narrator presents limited information at certain points in order to enhance the plot but later reveals the truth of the matter to be something very different from the supernatural event that seemed to be presented. The point of view is also proven to be omniscient by the fact that the narrator knows the characters' thoughts and feelings, which is important to the novel since Emily's emotions are integral in conveying the supernatural feel that some of the events in the novel provoke.

The point of view is very subjective as the narrator clearly differentiates between the protagonists and the antagonists in the way that they are presented within the story. Emily, the protagonist, has no flaws and does everything according to proper behavior, whereas...

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