James Dashner Writing Styles in The Kill Order

James Dashner
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Point of View

James Dashner tells his novel "The Kill Order" in the third-person perspective with limited knowledge of events surrounding the characters. This is done for at least three reasons. The first is that the reader is kept in suspense, learning about the mysteries of the book only as the characters do. The second is that the third-person allows Dashner to visit the emotions and feelings of characters outside the character of Mark, allowing the reader to understand much more about the other characters as well. The third reason seems to be that, because Mark is killed at the end of the novel, the third person, while intimate enough, does not provide the intense personal intimacy of the first-person narrative mode. This allows Dashner to kill off all of the characters of the novel, save one -that of Deedee. It is then such that the reader does...

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