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Bret Easton Ellis Writing Styles in American Psycho

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is first person. The novel is written from the point of view of Patrick Bateman, a trust fund child who is also a Wall Street tycoon. Bateman narrates the novel as though he is writing in a personal journal, confessing to his crimes while also recording the mundane events of everyday life. Bateman takes the reader from the detailed moments of his daily routine, to nightly excursions on the town, to his psychotic fantasies that often leave innocent men and women dead. Bateman is bored with life, bored with the world around him, and fascinated with the fact that he cannot get anyone to believe him capable of murder, despite the horrific and gruesome acts he confesses to on an almost daily basis.

The point of view of the novel works because the format of the plot is that...

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