Robert C. O'Brien Writing Styles in Z for Zachariah

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Point of View

The novel is written in a diary format, therefore the point of view is first person. This novel has two main characters. The novel is told in a diary through the eyes of Ann Burden, a teenage girl who has survived a nuclear holocaust in her tiny valley home. Ann is joined by another survivor, Mr. Loomis, a year after the war. Ann tells how she became aware of Mr. Loomis' approach to her valley and everything that happened after he arrived.

The point of view of this novel is important because of the diary format the novel is written in. Ann is a young woman and everything in the plot is seen through her point of view and with her understanding of the situation. If the novel had been written from Mr. Loomis' point of view, it would be a different novel entirely. Therefore, this...

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