Mary Swan Writing Styles in The Deep

Mary Swan
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Non-Linear Narrative

The plot is told in a non-linear form, meaning that it is not chronological but jumps around in time. Half of the story pieces are told by the twins and generally are presented chronologically from their departure from England for France to the moment when they commit suicide in the English Channel on the return trip. Their narrations are filled with flashbacks.

The other narrative sections are told by people who are acquainted with the twins. These include everyone from their father to the woman in charge of the canteen where they work during the war. All of these sections are told from a time after the twins have died and some read as if the person speaking is being interviewed about his or her experiences with the twins.

Characterization

Characterization involves delineating details regarding physical attributes, personality, and history. Characterization is achieved by showing (rather than...

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