Narrator and point of view

In his novel The Wave, Morton Rhue uses three different narrative perspectives, each of which has a different function: the omniscient third-person narrator intervenes in and comments on the action. The third-person limited narrative style expresses creative or critical involvement and is reserved exclusively for the characters. 

This narrative style consolidates and emphasizes the position of the characters in and importance to the story. In addition, both monologue and dialogue as styles of narration are used in the novel. While monologue expresses extreme engagement, opinions within the group are discussed and debated in dialogues.

The omniscient style can be seen as the main narrative style in The Wave. Within this style, monologues and dialogues alternate and are in a certain tension with each other. The narrator designs the scenes and intervenes in the action by making comments. The goal is an accessible plot, especially the experiment initiated by Ross, The Wave.

We have several examples of moments of reflection passages within the novel by the two most important characters and antagonists, Laurie Saunders and Ben Ross. These are used to make the events even more understandable. For example: “Ross felt a tremor of nervousness. Had something gone wrong? If Owens wanted to see him, ...

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