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What Is the Point of View of "The Chronicles of Narnia"?


"The Chronicles of Narnia" is a series of seven children's fantasy novels by C.S. Lewis that first was published in London in the 1950s. All seven books center around adventures that take place in a magical and mysterious land known as Narnia -- a world full of good and evil. Lewis uses third-person point of view to help readers explore multiple characters' experiences.

Third-Person Omniscient

Lewis uses the third-person omniscient narrative style to detail the strange and mystical adventures in Narnia through a variety of characters. Because many of the books have more than one protagonist, Lewis wants readers to explore a wide range of emotions, fears and personal accomplishments. The omniscient voice also allows the reader to sympathize with characters when they lack noble traits or make wrong decisions. Readers get a much bigger and broader picture of the characters' strengths and weaknesses, as well as the eccentricities of creature-filled Narnia than a single perspective could offer.

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As curriculum developer and educator, Kristine Tucker has enjoyed the plethora of English assignments she's read (and graded!) over the years. Her experiences as vice-president of an energy consulting firm have given her the opportunity to explore business writing and HR. Tucker has a BA and holds Ohio teaching credentials.

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