Muriel Spark Writing Styles in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

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Point of View

The novel is generally written in the third person point of view, switching into first person narrative at times, so the reader can be apprised of the inner dialogue of the characters. This is not the case with all of the characters, however. The narrator swings back and forth in telling the story of Miss Brodie and the Brodie Set from the past to the present throughout the book.

The point of view of this novel does not permit the reader to connect closely with any of the characters. The point of view does allow the reader to see each of the characters from the points of view of different characters. The point of view also allows the author to inject her own opinions into the narration and to expand on the events taking place around the main character and each character in the novel...

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