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The Man in the Iron Mask

The Man in the Iron Mask

by Alexandre Dumas

Analysis: Narrator Point of View

Who is the narrator, can she or he read minds, and, more importantly, can we trust her or him?

Third Person (Objective)

The third person narration reflects the plot-driven nature of the tale. Although most of the action focuses on D'Artagnan, there are quite a few chapters that concern other characters. While the narrator is omniscient in that he knows everyone's backgrounds and personal histories, s/he never intrudes nor does he ever directly reveal characters' thoughts and feelings.

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