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Sid Fleischman Writing Styles in The Whipping Boy

Sid Fleischman
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Style

Points of View

A narrator tells the novel in third-person point of view for most of the story. Sometimes, the narrator describes the character's thoughts and feelings. For example, in the second chapter, the narrator describes what Jemmy thinks, as he gets dressed for the daily lesson. This style provides the reader with additional background information to process the reactions of the characters and their motivation. Without it, the reader cannot read between the lines and the events that unfold will not make as much sense since the reader does not have the necessary information to process them.

By telling the story in the third person, the reader starts out laughing at the prince's first joke with the wigs. However, the reader quickly learns that he is more than a brat, but downright mean. This style allows the reader to remain somewhat neutral to the two boys. Of course...

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