Robert Hellenga Writing Styles in The Sixteen Pleasures

Robert Hellenga
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Point of View

The point of view in this novel is most commonly first-person from Margot Harrington's perspective, but there are a few exceptions. In some chapters, the first-person point of view shifts to Allesandro Postiglione's perspective. There are also some chapters that are written in the third-person omniscient perspective.

Due to the way it is written, the reader immediately connects with the main character. The first-person point of view shows the inner workings of her mind. It defines her thoughts, her memories, her dreams, and her insecurities. When the author shifts perspectives, it helps the reader to connect even more with her because she is seen from someone else's viewpoint.

The chapters that are written in third person deal with topics that are sensitive. It helps the reader detached from a character they have already known. It relieves potential embarrassment, and gives a clear view of a new...

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