Jennifer Egan Writing Styles in A Visit from the Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan
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The point of view used in in "A Visit from the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan varies by chapter. Some of the chapters use first person; one chapter uses second person; and others use the third-person perspective. The variety in point of view is varied to give different perspectives of the characters and permits the readers to view things from different angles.

The use of first person makes the story more relatable to the reader and allows the reader more insight into the characters thoughts, opinions and emotions, which would not be available from another point of view. While the use of first person is more personal, it often takes away objectivity from the story. Egan also covers stories, characters, and their backgrounds in a third person omniscient point of view. This point of view works well in the stories as there are several components and...

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