First person narrative in That Eye, the Sky 5: Racing to the scene

Racing to the scene

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That’s the end of this lesson. By now you should be getting the hang of this technique of drawing out action with first person narration, and continually connecting environmental and relationship details to thoughts and feelings in a way that tells us about the narrator and the world at the same time.

We’ve also seen how you can use understatement and indirect observation to both downplay and heighten extreme emotions.

When you’re out in the world
When you’re reading

About the book

Cover of That Eye, the Sky

That Eye, the Sky is a novel by Tim Winton, one of the greatest Australian writers. It's a story about a boy in a country town whose family struggle after the father of the family is paralysed in a car accident, and then they are targeted by a mysterious stranger claiming to be preacher who has come to help them.

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