The Adoration of Jenna Fox

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‘The Adoration of Jenna Fox’ Character Essay
Jenna Fox is one of the characters I found interesting in the novel ‘The Adoration of Jenna Fox’ by Mary Pearson. The novel is written in first person narrative, which helps reveal Jenna’s thoughts, hopes, fears, and dreams. Another technique that Pearson used to help expose Jenna’s personality is character relationships, which helps the reader to learn more about Jenna from another point of view. A third way that the author made Jenna interesting to me was by making Jenna the same age as the target audience, which helps the readers and I to sympathise with her. Collectively, these techniques help to make Jenna interesting to me. As the novel is written in first person narrative, we are shown who Jenna is through her own eyes. We get to experience her thoughts, opinions, hopes and fears. This creates a close bond between the reader and Jenna; the reader can easily identify with Jenna as we are exposed to her point of view and opinions on topics. An example of the author using first person narrative to expose Jenna’s thoughts is shown in the quote ‘I feel full, powerful, like I haven’t felt since I woke up.’ This quote is relevant as it portrays Jenna’s feelings. It provides a deeper understanding as to how she feels dealing with her recovery from the accident; the coma; coming to terms with the fact that she does not know who she is; and that she is now made from Bio Gel. The fact that she is now made from Bio Gel makes her unsure of if she is even human. This is demonstrated using first person narrative ‘I don’t even know if I’m human.’ Through the use of this technique we see that Jenna does not know how to react once she finds out that her parents have reconstructed her body from Bio Gel, and have uploaded her brain from the mere ten percent that was left after the accident. I find this form of writing interesting as we are shown more into the thoughts of Jenna than we would have seen if the novel was written in...
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