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Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence | Study Guide

Doris Pilkington

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Doris Pilkington

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Biography, History, Nonfiction

Perspective and Narrator

Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence is told by a third-person omniscient narrator who recounts the oral narrative of the author's mother's experience. Sometimes the point of view belongs to one of the characters; sometimes the narrator steps out of the story to provide historical details or to offer an opinion.


Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence is told in the past tense.

About the Title

When three Australian Aboriginal girls are removed from their families and sent to a British-style boarding school, they escape almost immediately. The oldest girl knows that if they can find the 1,000-mile rabbit-proof fence running down the Western Australian coast, they can follow it all the way home.


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