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Anthony Trollope Writing Styles in The Warden

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Point of View

The Warden is told in third person by a narrator. Often the narrator seems to be omniscient, revealing many characters' innermost thoughts. Once in a while, however, the narrator speaks conversationally to the reader, as though the reader and narrator are sitting together telling a story. At times like these, the narrator may ask the reader's forgiveness, or even offer extensive geographical details, so that the reader does not confuse fictional places with real locations in England. Once, however, the narrator makes open reference to himself as a person in the story. He is describing breakfast at Dr. Grantly's home, and goes on to say that he himself, the narrator, does not like visiting there. He then describes a scene where the narrator stops a quarrel between two of Dr. Grantly's children, and how from then on, Dr. Grantly's son has not spoken to the narrator...

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