Markus Zusak Writing Styles in I Am the Messenger

Markus Zusak
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Point of View

This novel is written in the first-person point of view from Ed's perspective. Ed is also the main character of the novel. It is to Ed that the cards are sent are he who carries out the assignments as outlined on the cards. Ed narration is reliable to the point that things involve him. When things happen that involve other people, Ed is only able to interpret other people's actions based on his own opinions and the knowledge that he has of the situation. He has no insight into what other characters are thinking or their motivations besides what these characters might tell him. Time passes in a linear manner. There are no large patches of missing time or any periods of time that seem to move faster than others.

The story is told through exposition with patches of dialogue interspersed as characters interact with one...

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