Craig Silvey Writing Styles in Jasper Jones

Craig Silvey
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Jasper Jones is told from the point of view of Charlie, the main character of the book. The book is told exclusively from his perspective, in the first-person. We are rarely, if ever, directly acquainted with the internal thought life of others and the relevant information in the book is typically fed to the reader through Charlie's outlook on life. Further, the book is told in ordinary chronological order, without large gaps in the timeline of events.

Charlie is a teenager and somewhat anxious. He is worried about being moral, and is often wracked with guilt. So much of the book is filled with his concerns, especially in his involvement with Jasper.

He is not the most talkative and is more observant, so much of the book is reported as a spectator and not as a participant in core book events. But he also describes his...

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