L. J. Smith Writing Styles in The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and the Struggle

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Point of View

There are several points of view used throughout The Awakening and The Struggle of The Vampire Diaries, ranging from second to third person. The use of these 'personal' second person points of view makes the story seem more intimate and allows the reader to get into the minds and the emotions of the protagonists much more easily. The author uses this second person narrative to highlight the emotional drama going on under the surface of the events, and helps the reader to understand the motivations of the characters.

The two main points of view are either from Elena Gilbert's perspective or the vampire Stefan Salvatore's, with occasional third person scenes as Meredith, Bonnie and Matt have to react to Elena's actions or escape danger. This switching between the two main protagonists Elena and Stefan allows the reader to examine their relationship from both angles, and understand...

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