Taylor Writing Styles in Fallen Land

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Point of View

The novel is written in the past tense and the limited third person. The novel is almost solely limited to Callum’s perspective. The only exceptions are the italicized passages, in which the narrative focus shifts to the actions of Callum’s pursuers. Because most of the novel is limited to Callum’s perspective, his thoughts and emotions are more directly conveyed by narration than those of any other character. However, Callum’s thoughts and emotions still remain somewhat obscure, thus demonstrating how he is not always in touch with his own feelings. For example, when Callum goes to rescue Ava from the Colonel, he thinks of her as “His Ava” (18), thus implying that he has already begun to fall in love with her. However, these feelings do not become fully formed until later in the novel.

Callum’s perspective is also instrumental in creating...

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