Kate Grenville Writing Styles in The Secret River

Kate Grenville
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Point of View

The novel is told by a third person omniscient narrator with an emphasis on William Thornhill. The narrator knows and tells all of Thornhill’s thoughts and emotions about what was happening to him. As far as the other characters go the narrator does not share insight into their thoughts or emotions. These are shared with the reader only through dialogue. However, there is very little dialogue in the novel. Most of the story is filled with descriptions of Thornhill’s surrounds as well as what was what happening to him. What little dialogue is included seems to be used basically to share information and emotions. When it is included in the novel, the dialogue is not enclosed in quotation marks as is customary for dialogue. It is instead written in italics so that it flows in with the exposition.

Language and Meaning

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