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The events of Ransom are described by an omniscient third-person narrator.
Ransom is written in both the past and present tenses. Essential backstory, recounted in flashbacks, is narrated in the past tense. Events in the present, as they are happening, are narrated in the present tense.
The title Ransom points toward two key incidents in the novel: the ransom of Priam when he is a child and the ordeal he endures as king to ransom the body of his son, Hector.
This study guide for David Malouf's Ransom offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.