James Redfield Writing Styles in The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision

James Redfield
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Point of View

In terms of point of view, there are several noteworthy elements. First, and on a purely technical level, there is the fact that the narrative is related in first person, past tense - in other words, the narrator is recounting events of the narrative from his individual, subjective, and therefore limited perspective. An interesting twist to this point of view, however, is the fact that as the narrative progresses, the narrator develops a kind of psychic insight into the perspectives and experiences of the other characters. In other words, he develops more omniscience than a first person subjective narrator in other works might develop. The second, and not unrelated, element to consider in terms of point of view is the author's purpose in telling the story. There is the very clear sense throughout the book that the narrator's voice is very close, if not identical, to...

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