Timothy White Writing Styles in Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley

Timothy White
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Perspective

The perspective of the novel is written solely from the narrator's point of view. For this reason, Marley's thoughts and specific analysis are not covered unless the narrator is quoting Marley or referring to something he said in a magazine, newspaper article or documentary. The narrator will also flip around to cover different actions of the characters as the events happen.

Since the perspective of the novel is written mostly from the narrator's point of view, the reader is removed from the main character of the novel. Had Marley written some of these passages himself or been able to be quoted from a diary, there would have been additional details and more emotions to tell us how he felt during particularly tumultuous moments in the novel. For example, the political tones of the "Peace and Love" concert in Jamaica could have been discussed using Marley's own words more...

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