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Discuss the narrative structure and use of point of view in Michael Ondaatje's novel The English Patient.

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The narrative structure of the novel is like a collage, mostly made up of the recollections of numerous, non-sequential memories of each of the four main characters. The recollections are inserted in between the main action of the story, including Hana's and Kip's love story and the revealing of the patient's true identity.

By not telling the story in a chronological structure, the...

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