Eliot Schrefer Writing Styles in Threatened

Eliot Schrefer
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Point of View

The novel is written first person, solely from Luc's point of view. It stays mostly present in the current action, except for the first few paragraphs of the book where Luc recalls warnings that his mother used to give him about the mock men living in the jungle. Because of this limited perspective, there are many things that Luc as the narrator does not understand but that readers are meant to understand. For example, at the beginning where Prof tells Luc about Jane Goodall the chimpanzee researcher, but Luc tells us about it as "janegoodall," misunderstanding that she is a person and not an odd commodity. Other instances of this include Prof's homosexuality, which is implied only through the pictures of his past found in his suitcase, as well as Prof's lies about working for the National Geographic Society. Readers are also never exactly certain...

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