Lemony Snicket Writing Styles in The Wide Window

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Point of View

The Wide Window is told in a third person narrative. As in the first book and second books, the author often uses asides to the reader, encouraging them to break from their reading at various points during the book.

The author's habit of breaking into the narrative to reveal upcoming plot twists is continued. Although the first time we hear of Aunt Josephine's death it is a surprise, we have foreknowledge of her second brush with the death and we are aware that this brush will be fatal.

This leaves the reader in an omniscient position, where we are allowed more knowledge than the characters within the story. While in some cases, this point of view can lead to a lack of reader interest; it works well within this story to encourage the reader to keep reading, despite frequent pleadings to stop.

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