Essay on Review Of ' All The Light We Can Not See By Anthony Doerr

1148 Words Jan 24th, 2016 5 Pages
One With the Elements Authors of poems, novels, and plays use elements to make the audience feel a certain way. The author has to make choices on many things; how well they make those choices determines how successful the text is. They decide what characters to add, their personalities, and how to introduce them. Along with characters, they have to pick a setting and time period that are logical for the plot of the story. If something clashes, or is not done in a well thought out way, then the piece of literature is not at it’s best. Of the many element choices they make, how the text is presented is a major one. They have to decide whether flashbacks or chronological order fits their ideas best. One author that made many choices and had a phenomenal novel by the end was Anthony Doerr. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr was successful as a novel because of the way he used flashbacks, how he developed characters, and the setting he chose. In the novel, All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, the use of flashbacks was one element choice that made his novel contributed to the overall success of the novel. Flashbacks are used frequently throughout this novel. It leaves us on edge for a couple chapters then goes back to the beginning and clears up any confusion. This is a good writing strategy because it keeps the interest of the reader during the whole novel. When Werner is trapped in the basement of that hotel with two other men, you constantly wonder why they…

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