Maureen Johnson Writing Styles in The Key to the Golden Firebird

Maureen Johnson
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Point of View

The Key to the Golden Firebird is recounted in the third-person and limited perspective. However, the person who is the focus of the chapter changes from section to section. May is the central figure of the story and it is her thoughts and feelings which are focused on the most. Brooks and Palmer are also focused on in sections. When they are the focus, it is only their thoughts, feelings, and point of view which are discussed. The alternating points of view allow the reader to intimately know each character. It make the reader able to understand the actions each girl takes and their motivations. The reader is able to understand more about the Gold family dynamic by reading each sister's point of view. What one sister doesn't see or understand about the family, another sister does. The alternating points of view allow the reader to...

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