Soman Chainani Writing Styles in The School For Good and Evil

Soman Chainani
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Point of View

The novel is told in the third person omniscient point of view. The author most frequently shifts between Sophie and Agatha, though there are occasional scenes with characters such as Tedros and Hester. There are also a few short lines from the view of the headmaster. An example of this happens after the Trial by Tale where Tedros realizes that Sophie has been cheating him. The novel says, “neither side could hear the laughter from the tower, half shadowed, lording over them all” (339). This omniscient view allows the author to share anything he wants to the reader at any given time. Generally, the view of the characters shifts from chapter to chapter, though some chapters have multiple point of views within them. For example, Chapter 3 shifts between Sophie and Agatha four separate times as the girls struggle to comprehend their new surroundings. The shifts between...

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