Writing Styles in Danny the Champion of the World

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Point of View

Roald Dahl tells his novel “Danny the Champion of the World” in the first-person reflective perspective from the point of view of main character and principal protagonist, Danny. In the first three chapters, Danny speaks about his life up until the age of nine to set the stage for the poaching event. As a result, he uses past-tense reflective language, such as in Chapter 1 where a photograph of the baby Danny is presented with the sentence, “This is how I looked at the time (p. 1).” In Chapter 4, Danny begins to relate the events of the present at the age of nine, in which he breaks the fourth wall numerous times to directly address the reader to talk about how things have turned out. For example, in Chapter 4, Danny says, “Grown-ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets… The rest of this book is about...

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