Essay on Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein

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CHARACTERS -

The main character throughout most of the book is “Verity”, or Julie. She is actually telling the story of Maddie, however, although her presence seems to still be main focus throughout the story. Halfway through the book, however, it switched to Maddie’s point of view, or “Kittyhawk”. With both of the girls, you can see the changes in them. They both develop greatly and you can see it through them by just looking at what they are afraid of. It mentions once in the story that Julie once said that she was afraid of growing old, and then she say’s later that she could eat her words: she is now afraid of never growing old. “But mainly so very, very stupid. I desperately want to grow old” (114). With Maddie, you can see her
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connotation - the correct training or correct way to be.

“Thoroughly embarrassed” (236) denotation - complete or absolute connotation - completely embarrassed

“Obsolete code” (259) denotation - no longer in use or no longer useful connotation - useless, or nonexistent code

“Doggedly” (305) denotation - having or showing the determination of someone who will not stop trying. connotation - with determination

POINT OF VIEW -

The point of view in “Code Name Verity” is split into two different points of view. In Part 1, the point of view is “Verity’s” first person point of view. She is writing a confession for the Gestapo in hopes of buying herself time to live, and by doing that she is telling the story of her best friend Maddie. “Von Linden said I have two weeks and that I can have as much paper as i need. All I have to do is cough up everything I can remember about the British War Effort.” (4). While the story is written in First Person point of view, Verity

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