Robert Jordan Writing Styles in Winter's Heart

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Point of View

The point of view (POV) is omniscient third person that jumps from character to character and interjects the impressions of each character while describing the scenes occasionally from a more distant view. This results in a patchwork of impressions and personal observations. Mat is in a relationship with a domineering older woman, so he often thinks about how bothersome it is to be under her control. Rand has someone else talking in his head, a kind of schizophrenia that may have logical reasons beyond poor mental health in this world. Bonding brings in the strange POV that one or more characters can literally witness, as if looking through another's eyes, what someone else is doing.

The male characters receive more direct POV than the female characters. Their POV tends to be done as descriptions rather than going into their minds and telling what they think in...

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