Stephen King Writing Styles in Wizard and Glass

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Point of View

THE DARK TOWER IV: WIZARD AND GLASS, is told primarily through a third-person, omniscient point of view in both the present and the past storylines that the novel encompasses. The novel first follows Roland Deschain's ka-tet of Eddie and Susannah Dean, Jake Chambers, and the billy-bumbler Oy as they leave the ruined, death-filled city of Lud and search for the Path of the Beam. Using this point of view allows the readers to see everyone's thoughts, which is especially important when Roland tells the story of his youth and journey to the Barony of the Mejis. In these sections, Roland tells the story, but it is written from the third-person, omniscient point of view, and Roland can see into the minds of all the characters there, even events for which Roland wasn't present. However, Roland explains this when questioned by Eddie that he later saw all...

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