Nat Hentoff Writing Styles in The Day They Came to Arrest the Book

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This novel is written in a third-person point of view, but often divulges information from an individualistic perspective. This style is vital to conveying the vast amount of information presented from each character's perspective. Since the novel is based on individualistic thinking and free speech, this method achieves the goal of providing the thoughts and emotions of all characters. Each side of the issues is clearly explained in detail, and the presentation of particular characters' thoughts throughout the novel allows one to see not only what is being said, but the underlying reasons for the characters' statements. Barney's emotions, such as his frustration at Gordon's comments, and his clear hurt at Kate's comments, allow a full understanding of him, lending a sense of authenticity and honesty to the novel. Further, the underlying thoughts of Moore are clearly explained, allowing one to see his true nature as...

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