Rainbow Rowell Writing Styles in Attachments (Rainbow Rowell)

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Point of View

The novel alternates between two points of view. First, Lincoln O'Neill's chapters are written from the third person limited perspective. In this point of view, a narrator describes the events through third person but the thoughts and emotions described are limited to Lincoln. For example, the author writes: "But Lincoln wasn't sure he even wanted to move out" (28). Yet the reader never discovers what other characters in Lincoln's world, such as Eve, feel and think. Crucially, this allows the author to signify the distance between Lincoln's ideas on something and other characters. Lincoln's relationship with Sam is indicative of this strategy. Through the narrator's point of view, the reader is immersed in how Lincoln feels about Sam. Lincoln romanticizes Sam from the beginning while overlooking some of the clues that she wants to break up or at least is not very serious about him, certainly...

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