Neil Gaiman Writing Styles in The Sandman: The Kindly Ones

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THE KINDLY ONES gives different points of view as it moves through the story. The Prologue is from the point of view of an unnamed dreamer. He represents the everyman but clearly a man, not a woman. His nightmare is of being eaten, punished by faceless women. The dreamer also represents the reader as a stranger being introduced to the world of the Dreaming.

Throughout THE KINDLY ONES, the reader sees inside the heads of characters, but these characters tend to be women. The reader experiences Lyta's separation from reality after she loses her son and drifts into the world of Dream. The reader sees inside Rose Walker's diary to glean her thoughts and her experience of death, love, and rejection. The experience of being a woman and of losing those you love is central to the story, and the reader experiences women's points of view...

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