Mario Puzo Writing Styles in The Sicilian

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Point of View

The Sicilian is written in the third person point of view. The narrator is obviously the author, Mario Puzo, who provides the background and the details for the story. Puzo allows for plenty of dialogue between the characters. This dialogue allows the characters to express their views and opinions and also reveals the character's personality to the reader.

The third person point of view works well for this kind of novel. It doesn't have the limitations of the first person point of view which restricts the knowledge of the reader to the knowledge of the story teller since the reader only has information from events that occur in the presence of the story teller. The use of the third person overcomes this problem. Puzo is able to describe the setting and provide whatever background information is needed to convey the action of the novel to the...

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