Is the book’s structure chronological or does it move back and forth between past and present? Does the author use a single (first or third person) viewpoint or shifting points of view? Why might the author have chosen to tell the story this way and how does it influence the reader’s understanding?
The structure in how a book is written has a great impact on the reader's understanding of the story. The Red Scarf Girl is written in chronological order. This is because the author, Ji-Li Jiang is also the protagonist of the book. Since Ji- Li is sharing her experiences and memories during the Cultural Revolution, doing it in chronological order helps the reader understand why things are happening in the book. For example, on page 43, Ji - Li Jiang wrote " A few days later, when I got to school, I was told we were going to post da-zi-bao on the house of the bourgeoise living near the school ". This phrase supports the idea that the book is written in chronological order because she says " a few days later " and that tells the reader that an event is happening after the previous event.