Why is The Chrysalids written in a first-person narrative?

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Let us consider the aspects of first-person point of view. Because of the intensely personal nature of the narrative, because after all we see everything through the eyes of one central character, we as readers become very emotionally involved in the struggles and challenges of this one character, as we see everything from their point of view. This is very important in this excellent dystopian novel, because, through our access to David's thoughts and feelings, we are able to appreciate his danger and...

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