Nancy Farmer Writing Styles in The Lord of Opium

Nancy Farmer
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Point of View

In Lord of Opium, the author uses the third-person perspective. The author is telling the reader what is happening, including what is happening inside of Matt's head - his thoughts, worries, fears, and emotions. However, is not third-person omniscient, as the reader doesn't see what is happening all over the story. The reader isn't seeing what is happening in other characters' minds, nor are other locations described.

The point of view is third-person limited; the reader is looking into the story, but is limited to what is happening around the main character, Matt. The reader is only walking where Matt is walking and seeing what Matt is seeing. In this way the reader can get glimpses into other characters and their perspectives, but not actually inside their thoughts. So much of the plot moves based on Matt's development and his changing perspective, that this type...

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