James Dashner Writing Styles in The Scorch Trials

James Dashner
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Point of View

James Dashner tells his novel "The Scorch Trials" in the third-person limited omniscient narrative mode, revolving around the character of Thomas. This is done for several reasons. The novel revolves around Thomas primarily because the novel deals with events as witnessed, experienced, and undertaken by Thomas, who later turns out to be the best hope WICKED has of curing the Flare. The novel is told in the limited omniscient narrative mode, allowing the readers only to know as much as Thomas does, and therefore securing mystery around the events of the novel, which slowly unfold over time,. The novel is further told in the third person, because it allows the narrator to briefly delve into the minds and thoughts of others as appropriate -something that would have been impossible with the first person narrative mode.

Language and Meaning

James Dashner tells his novel "The Scorch...

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