Laurie Halse Anderson Writing Styles in Ashes

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Point of View

This novel is told from the first person point of view of Isabel. Isabel is a young black woman living during the time of the Revolutionary War. Isabel tells only what she knows and experiences through the course of the novel. Because of the different things that Isabel does during the course of the novel she is able to describe her discovery of her sister at Riverbend and talk about the cruelty of slavery. She is also able to describe the way she was treated differently from the other girls, indentured servants, who worked at the same laundry she did. Additionally, because Isabel is listed as Curzon’s wife, she is allowed to join the men in the army camps to cook and care for the soldiers. During this part of her life Isabel is able to describe what life was like for a woman...

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