Ros Suskind: A hope in the Unseen
A typical high school student like Cedric Jennings in the novel ‘A hope in the Unseen’ would never prefer to write on the style and voice of a novel over a mathematical derivation of two pages. Style is very difficult to determine in a novel, but what is more difficult is to find the thin and blurred line between style and voice. Theoretically, while style is the way by which an author chooses words, makes decisions on sentence structures; whether long or short, and also paragraph structure, voice is the external tincture of attitude and demeanour every reader would be able to link to a particular author while reading any of the author’s works.
Authors have over the ages, managed to infuse their external life into their works, not through the contents, but through the style they choose to bring into bare in the writing. Ros Suskind is one of the many authors who have gone this way in trying to pass on a message of resilience, hope and doggedness in the novel ‘A hope in the Unseen’.
In the course of this study, an analysis of the development and enhancement of the characterization of Cedric Jennings will be carried out. This analysis will be carried out under the specific targets of syntax, use of figurative, selection of details and diction.
The style of writing inherent in this work was made prominent by the author’s point of view. He used the omniscient point of view, which added his ability to honestly but literarily delve into the