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Melina Marchetta Writing Styles in Jellicoe Road

Melina Marchetta
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Style

Point of View

Melina Marchetta's novel "Jellicoe Road" is recounted in the first-person perspective from the point of view of main character and principle protagonist Taylor Markham. This is done because the events of the plot of the novel concern Taylor primarily, and she is the force by which the mystery around her own life is solved and explained. Additionally, Taylor's growth of character in terms of coming of age also makes her telling the story in first person that much more effective, so that the reader is able to understand the evolution of Taylor's character through her own eyes.

Setting

The setting of Melina Marchetta's novel is that of rural Australia, near the small town of Jellicoe, a few hundred miles away from the city of Sydney. The relative rural isolation of the town and the school provides the quintessential atmosphere for young adults and children, who often...

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