Kevin Brooks (writer) Writing Styles in Martyn Pig

Kevin Brooks (writer)
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Point of View

The first noteworthy aspect of the work`s point of view is that it is written from the first-person and subjective perspective, specifically telling the story through the eyes and experiences of protagonist Martyn Pig. This narrative choice draws the reader more closely into Martyn`s story, drawing him/her into experiences, emotions and insights as Martyn experiences them. A particularly interesting aspect of this narrative point of view is that it limits the reader's knowledge of the full range of Martyn's circumstances to the same knowledge as Martyn has. The reader is as duped and surprised by Alex as Martyn is.

The second point to note about point of view is one suggested throughout this analysis - specifically, the idea that at least to some degree, Martyn is an unreliable narrator. In Martyn's case, the suspicion of unreliability comes about because, as is noted below...

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