Kate DiCamillo Writing Styles in The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some...

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is third person with authorial voice. The novel is told from the point of view not of one character, but of a story teller who is telling the story in an old fashioned, fairy tale style. The author often makes comments in the narration, reminding the reader to pay attention to key points and explaining certain techniques in the actual story telling.

The point of view of this novel is unique. The authorial voice is almost overwhelming at times, but it invokes the old style of narration in fairy tales, reminding the reader that this is, after all, a fairy tale. The point of view also expresses the thoughts and emotions of the story teller herself, telling the reader which characters are sympathetic, which are not, and which are somewhere in between. It is a strange point of view...

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