John Marsden (writer) Writing Styles in Burning for Revenge

John Marsden (writer)
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Point of View

Burning for Revenge is told in first-person limited omniscience narration from Ellie's perspective, which means that the audience is held very close to Ellie's thoughts and emotions throughout the novel. Through the point-of-view narration, the reader gains intimate access into Ellie's longing for home, her desperation to be reunited with her parents, her fears in battle, and her love for Lee. This access is vital to the reader's understanding of Ellie's character because she is extremely guarded on the outside. She would never let even her closest friends know how vulnerable she truly feels. Because Ellie is often lost in her daydreams, she feels free to express herself openly and honesty in her thoughts, without holding embarrassing emotions back, which allows the reader unprecedented access to Ellie's emotional growth. Also, the point-of-view of the novel allows Ellie to reflect on years of history, emotion, and relationships...

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