Sarah A Denzil Writing Styles in Silent Child

Sarah A Denzil
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Point of View

The novel is told in the first person point of view. There are two different narrators. Emma, Aiden’s mother, narrates the majority of the novel. Aiden narrates Chapter 44, the chapter in which he tells the story of the night that he escaped from Hugh and his decision to stay quiet about his ordeal because he wanted to forget about it.

The use of the first person point of view works well in this novel because it allows the reader to feel very connected to Emma, and to Aiden in his short section of narration. This use of the first person point of view gives the reader a first-hand look into Emma’s thoughts, actions, and emotions. It puts the focus on that one character and allows the reader to develop a very close relationship. This point of view makes Emma’s gut-wrenching story even...

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