Philippa Gregory Writing Styles in The Queen's Fool

Philippa Gregory
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Philippa Gregory's novel, The Queen's Fool, is written from the first person point of view. The main character, Hannah, imparts the story to the reader. As such, her own life and impressions are woven into the text. One can determine that it is written in the first person point of view because the narrator uses the words I and we to describe herself. This point of view creates a richness to the character. The reader is compelled to learn about Hannah's life, how she feels and what she thinks. An additional result of the use of first person point of view is bias. Because all the other characters are described by Hannah, each description is naturally tinted by her feelings towards them. Their interactions may be interpreted less as factual and more as her perception of what occurred. Hannah was not a greedy character. She does...

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