Mozley, Fiona Writing Styles in Elmet

Mozley, Fiona
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Point of View

The novel is told through Daniel's first person point of view as he recounts the memory of events that lead to the fire that destroys his home in the copse. Some sections occur in the present, while Daniel is searching for his sister in the city, while the rest of the chapters center on his memories of the copse. Although he retrospects on the events that led to the fire, the narration does not dispense commentary from his present self in reflections of the occurrences of his past. During the sections that take place in the present, several years after the events that he remembers, the narration also does not delve into segments of the past. Thus each section is set in a discrete moment in time and develops chronologically according to that timeline. The discontinuity between past and present limits Daniel's perspective, so the...

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