Michael Morpurgo Writing Styles in Waiting for Anya

Michael Morpurgo
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The novel is written in the third person omniscient point of view. The narration follows Jo, the main character, and never focuses on another character. However, there is some distance in the narration that allows the author to show the story in such a way that the reader feels some compassion for the main characters but still understand the motivations of other characters in the novel.

The point of view of this novel is important because it allows the reader to see all the action of the plot without the bias of an adult who might have certain opinions about what is going on around the main character. The main character is naive and does not truly understand the atrocities of war until they visit him in his own village. It is then that the main character becomes biased against the enemy, but by then so...

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