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The English Patient | Study Guide

Michael Ondaatje

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Overview

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Author

Michael Ondaatje

Year Published

1992

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

Most of The English Patient is told from the third-person omniscient point of view, focusing on the perspectives of various characters. Occasionally the narration shifts to the first-person point of view of the English patient.

Tense

The English Patient is written in both the present and past tenses as it describes both present events in the villa and past events from the lives of the characters.

About the Title

The English Patient refers to the nickname of the main character—a burn victim whose identity is erased by his injuries, as well as by his desire for anonymity.

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