Christopher Priest (novelist) Writing Styles in The Prestige

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is first person. This point of view is limited and unreliable, proven by the fact that the point of view varies between several characters which allows the reader to see the inconsistency between the ways that these characters view certain events. This point of view is important in The Prestige as it allows the reader to witness the misunderstandings and miscommunications that inevitably result in the destruction of the two main characters, Angiers and Borden. Without this point of view, the reader would not have access to each man's perceptions of the events that initiate and sustain their irrational feud.

This story is told primarily through exposition and mostly through an epistolary style as Andrew and Lady Catherine read the journals of their antagonistic great-grandfathers. These journals detail events in the past, which is necessary for Andrew and Lady...

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