Elie Wiesel Writing Styles in The Accident

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Point of View

This story is told from the first person, limited, point of view. Readers know the protagonist's thoughts and feelings and are privy to his experiences. However, the thoughts and feelings of the other characters are unknown to the reader, save what the protagonist surmises.

As the story progresses, the protagonist moves in and out of the present. Sometimes he is recalling the past, and sometimes he is having an inner dialogue. This allows readers to follow the action of the story from his perspective, but it also gives us an inside look at the ruminations that are triggered in him by the events of both the past and present.

Setting

The story begins in New York City. It is a hot, muggy night. Interestingly, the weather plays as important a part in this first section, as does the location. Both stir up feelings within our protagonist...

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