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"Ethan Brand" is told by a third-person narrator who knows the thoughts and motivations of all the characters.
The story is told in the past tense.
Ethan Brand is the story's protagonist. The fire symbolism that is prevalent in the story can be extended to the title. A brand is an identifying mark that is burned onto livestock and in earlier times was burned onto criminals and slaves. Ethan Brand has marked himself with the Unpardonable Sin. Fire continues to have an effect on him throughout the story.
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