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Gail Carson Levine Writing Styles in Ella Enchanted

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Point of View

"Ella Enchanted" is told by Ella herself, from a first-person viewpoint. Ella, as the narrator, sometimes seems to know what is coming in the future, but in general she indicates that she does not know what the future holds. For instance, when Ella leaves the forest of the elves, she comments to the reader that she should arrive in the land of the giants within a few days, if she is lucky. Then she comments that she has no luck, leaving the reader wondering what will happen in the next chapter, since the chapter ends with that sentence. In fact, when Ella wakes up, she is surrounded by ogres, but she still ends up making it to the wedding, indicating that she is in fact lucky. It seems that for the most part, the narrator knows no more than the reader, or than any character in...

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