Laurie Halse Anderson Writing Styles in Forge

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Point of View

This story is told from the first person point of view of Curzon. Curzon, the main character. Curzon is a young black man. Curzon tells only what he knows but since he not only spends time in Valley Forge with the soldiers but also in the headquarters there with the officers, Curzon is able to share with the reader not only information about life in the soldiers’ camp but also the details of life for the higher ups in the war and the congressmen who oversee the army.

Language and Meaning

Because this novel is set in the late 1700s, the language is very archaic. Particularly archaic are the quotes included before each chapter. For instance on Page 209 the quote states “We are taught to march without musick but the time of march is given us. Slow time is a medium between what was in...

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