Patrick O'Brian Writing Styles in The Yellow Admiral

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Point of View

The Yellow Admiral is written in the third-person point of view with the author, Patrick O'Brien, performing the role of narrator. This allows the author to provide the reader with the necessary details and background information that are necessary to the story of the novel. The use of the third person perspective avoids the limitations of the first person point of view which limits the knowledge of the reader to the knowledge of the storyteller. The use of the third person allows the reader to follow the activities of the different characters. While Aubrey is patrolling in the waters off the coast of Brest, Maturin is in London discussing intelligence matters with Sir Joseph Blaine and helping formulate a plan for Jack's post-war employment. The use of the third person allows the reader to be informed of both of these situations as they happen. This is...

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