Diana Wynne Jones Writing Styles in Castle in the Air

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Point of View

The point of view used in "Castle in the Air" by Diana Wynne Jones is third-person and omniscient. This point of view works well in the story as there are several components and underlying factors that would not be revealed otherwise. The life in Zanzib is somewhat complex and a young character like Abdullah, who is unschooled in the ways of a royal court or magic, would not be able to adequately explain everything so that the readers would get the full picture.

The third-person point of veiw conveys the entire story and not just the subjective opinions of the characters. It also permits the reader to take part in the journey and development of each character in the story.

Setting

There are various settings used in Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones. The entire story takes place in parts of the Sultanates of...

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