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The Notion of the "I" in Literature

Summary: Compares and contrasts the narrators' use of "I" in "Naked" by David Sedaris and "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath. Keywords: literary devices, point of view, mental disorder
Many authors anticipate the use of "I" in their works. Often, it helps them express their point to the reader. Sometimes though, writers want to talk about their personal issues but do not want to say it directly or reveal themselves. Therefore, they use the "I" in their work to hide behind it while putting across their point. David Sedaris and Sylvia Plath use "I" in their books in different ways, although some of the issues they wrote about are somewhat similar. Both of the authors wrote about the mental disorders that they had and how their lives were affected by them. Another topic that is discussed is the influence of their family members and friends on the writers.

In his book "Naked", David Sedaris describes his life and particularly, his obsessive disorders. As a child, he had obsessions about many things. For...

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