Changes in Narrative Point of View
Most of the novel is told by a Third Person Omniscient Narrator—a point of view that knows everything that happens in the story. Chapter 10 is told, almost entirely, from Doctor Manette’s point of view. This chapter, then, is mainly told from a First Person Narrator point of view.
In some ways, Manette’s point of view makes it difficult to understand what is going on in the story. Join a partner as directed and discuss the following.
- What are some things that Doctor Manette does not know when he is brought to the home of the Marquis?
- Find examples that show the ways his lack of information adds mystery and suspense.
Share your ideas with the class.