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Jodi Picoult Writing Styles in The Pact

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is the first person omniscient. Not only is the reader allowed to see the actions taking place and being reported by the narrating characters, but the reader is invited to read the characters' thoughts and to be privy to their emotions. This point of view offers the reader an intimacy that is valuable in the connection the reader makes between themselves and the characters. The narrating character shifts often in this novel, moving among the six main characters from chapter to chapter and scene to scene. By using the third person, the writer allows the reader to develop a close relationship to all six of these characters but also allows enough distance so the reader is not confused when the narration shifts to a new character.

The point of view of this novel works for many reasons. First, there...

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