John Flanagan (author) Writing Styles in The Ruins of Gorlan

John Flanagan (author)
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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is third person. It is omniscient, for the narrator knows of the actions and events of the past and present. He tells of the lives of Will and Horace. The story is told through these boys' eyes. Will is a vulnerable fifteen year old who does not know who his parents are, and Horace is a tough boy who bullies him. Their actions are seen through their eyes so that the reader can get to know them and understand their actions.

The story is told through exposition and dialogue. This allows the reader to become acquainted with the two main characters, Will and Horace. The dialogue shows the emotional conflict within the two boys. They are both orphaned and have issues with acceptance. The story is told on a strict timeline so the reader follows it easily. The viewpoint...

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