Philip Pullman Writing Styles in The Ruby in the Smoke

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Point of View

The story is told in third person by the author who has quite a conversational voice that makes the reader feel close to the narrator. He will sometimes point out something or explain something as if he is talking directly to the reader, which helps the reader to feel more involved in the story.

At first the story is told from Sally Lockhart's point of view. She is the main character, so the reader is introduced to the world and the mystery through her eyes. She is a strong, independent and confident girl who is intrigued by the mystery and determined to solve it. However, she can also be unsure, self-conscious and vulnerable. She does not really know how to talk to people, and when she interacts with others this sometimes comes out as shyness. Sally does not like to show the rest of the world...

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