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Neil Gaiman Writing Styles in The Sandman: Fables and Reflections

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Style

Point of View

The stories in this collection are told in the third person point of view.

In "Fear of Falling," the narrator tells the story of a writer who fears failing during the production of his script. The third person omniscient point of view allows the reader to see inside Todd's dreams and to watch how he lets his fear get way out of hand.

"Three Septembers and a January" is also told in the third person omniscient point of view. This style not only allows the reader to see what is going on with the Emperor, but also lets the reader see conversations between Dream and Dream's family members who are from another realm.

"Thermidor" is told primarily through the third person omniscient point of view. A section of it is written from the point of view of Lady Johanna. The story progresses from pages of her...

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