Catherine Gilbert Murdock Writing Styles in Princess Ben

Catherine Gilbert Murdock
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Point of View

The story is written from the first-person perspective of Princess Ben. This limited point of view is vital to the suspense of the story. From the beginning, Ben believes the soldiers of Drachensbett are responsible for killing her mother, father, and uncle. As some come to believe that a dragon was responsible, Ben persists, believing the dragon is only a fairy tale. As the story progresses, Ben battles her feelings of love for Florian because she believes Florian's people are responsible for the deaths of her family. Florian and his father know from the beginning this is not the case but the reader doesn't learn about the dragon until Ben does. An important scene with regard to the limited perspective is seen when Ben battles the dragon. She says that she catches the attention of the dragon and then falls into the snow bank. She then...

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