Reginald Hill Writing Styles in The Spy's Wife

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is third person narration. This method is used to keep Molly's viewpoint as the most dominant in order to establish her as the leading character. This viewpoint is important in engaging insight into Molly's state of mind, while at the same time retaining a degree of subjectivity towards the rest of the story. It is a reliable source of her feelings, but does not restrict the reader from seeing other character's points of view in the way that a first person narration would. The point of view is important in displaying the change of Molly's character as the story goes along, which is one of the most important themes in the book.

The story is told in a mixture of ways, through both dialogues and exposition. The dialogue between characters exemplifies their personalities, which allows the reader to make...

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