Ken Follett Writing Styles in Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy

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Point of View

Ken Follett tells his novel, "Winter of the World" in the first-person and omniscient perspective. This is done primarily for the reason that the novel covers such a vast expanse of time (1933 to 1949), because the novel takes place in far-flung locations such as Buffalo, New York, Berlin, Moscow, and the Pacific, and because of the sheer size and dimensionality of the cast of characters contained within. Because of these immense undertakings, all of them diverse and varying, Follett's decision to tell the novel in the third-person and omniscient narrative is important, because it means that the narrator acts as a constant, uniting, and uninterrupted transitional bridge between the events, places, and people of the novel.

Setting

Ken Follett's novel, "Winter of the World", deals with the 1930s and 1940s in the world, and moves through World War II. Because of this, much of the novel occurs...

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