Robert Cormier Writing Styles in The Rag and Bone Shop

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The novel is in the first-person point of view, from the perspective of the character that the section focuses. The novel changes narrators, depending on the section. Sometimes the narrator is Trent and at other times the narrator is Jason Dorrant. The novel swings back and forth between the two characters as narrators.

The point of view of this novel is intimate, allowing a reader to connect closely with each of the two main characters, Trent and Jassn Dorrant. The book written in this manner allows the reader to get inside Trent's head and Jason's head, thoughts and inner struggles. The reader cares what happens to the narrators, even though they struggle between good and evil. The point of view also allows the author to inject his own opinions into the narration and to expand on the events taking place around the other characters and the...

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