Peter Brown Writing Styles in The Wild Robot

Peter Brown
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Point of View

Peter Brown tells his novel The Wild Robot in the third-person, omniscient narrative mode. The narrator not only tells the story of Roz as she comes to the island, but he also directly addresses the reader many times throughout the novel. This is done for two reasons. First, directly addressing the reader creates an intimate setting, as though the narrator is telling the story to the reader in person. Second, the narrator usually addresses the reader when important contextual information is being given. This ties into the narrator’s omniscience, knowing everything at all times even when the characters of the novel do not. For example, the narrator directly addresses the reader when he says, “I should remind you, reader, that Roz had no idea how she came to be on the island… As far as Roz knew, she was home. (24)” This is sharing important...

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