Michelle Magorian Writing Styles in Good Night, Mr. Tom

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Point of View

Good Night, Mr. Tom is told from the viewpoint of a third person narrator with a shifting point of view. This means the narrator uses terms such as he, she, and it and allows the reader to understand the events from the perspective of multiple characters throughout the story.

Setting

The story takes place in the village of Little Weirwold, England. This sleepy village, a few hours outside of London, is a stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city. The village includes a church, main street of shops, and residences spread over the countryside.

Additionally, the Deptford area of London is briefly mentioned. It is the dirty, slum-like neighborhood where William lives before moving with Tom. He also lives here during an ill fated return visit.

Language and Meaning

The novel’s language is colorful and representative of English dialect. While not...

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