Anne Rice Writing Styles in The Witching Hour: A Novel

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Point of View

The Witching Hour uses mostly a third-person subjective point of view. The point of view used incorporates the thoughts and feelings of several different characters. Though the point of view switches every chapter or so, this form of narration is consistent and reliable. The third person subjective point of view provokes a sense of reality, which is important for the suspension of disbelief in a novel dealing with paranormal events or beings. The reader knows the thoughts and feelings of the character through whose eyes each chapter is narrated. However, the reader only knows about other character's thoughts and feelings by their dialogue and actions.

In the first part of the novel, very minor characters present an outsider's view of the Mayfair family. Dr. Petrie (Deirdre's doctor for a short while) and Father Mattingly (the Mayfair parish priest) present their impressions of the family living in...

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