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J. R. R. Tolkien Writing Styles in Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth

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Style

Point of View

The stories in this collection are told from two main points of view. The first is third person while the second is a more reference style. In the character based tales the point of view is universally third person. The tales are told from a detached omnipresent party that is a reliable source. The third person point of view is important to the integrity of the stories as many of the tales are focused on several different characters. Without this detached viewpoint, the stories could not progress in the same manner.

Many of these tales are written in a style similar to a reference text rather than a typical fictional tale. For the most part, these stories are written to provide supplemental information to Tolkien's major works. Knowing these different pieces of information makes the overall experience much more vivid and real. The reader can see...

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