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Jane Green (author) Writing Styles in Jemima J.: A Novel About Ugly Ducklings and Swans

Jane Green (author)
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Point of View

The point of view in the novel is interesting, as it switches from first person to third person throughout the book. In first person view, the teller of the tale is Jemima, the main character of the novel. When in first person view, the narration is reliable, as only Jemima can know the thoughts and emotions she has. Jemima's inner feelings about herself and the world around her are vital to the novel, as it follows her journey through weight loss, love, and relationships. Without this first person viewpoint, the impact of Jemima's emotional journey would not be as poignant.

When in third person view, the narration is equally necessary, and reliable. As an omnipotent view, third person allows the author to delve deeper into the thoughts and emotions of the other characters in the novel. In addition, third person allows a step back from Jemima's...

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