Roald Dahl Writing Styles in The BFG

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Point of View

The BFG is told from the third person point of view. The point of view is both omniscient and reliable. The reader is privy to both Sophie and the BFG’s feelings throughout the novel. The author reports the actions of the main characters and those around them while also revealing how each character is feeling. For example, when Sophie is in danger of being discovered by the Bloodbottler giant, the author describes the actions of the BFG, the Bloodbottler, and Sophie while also telling the reader that Sophie is terrified and certain that she will be eaten.

The story is told through a mix of exposition and a healthy dose of dialogue, which serves to keep the story moving along at a pace that is enjoyable to young readers. The dialogue mainly occurs between Sophie and the BFG as they are the main characters...

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