Blanche Wiesen Cook Writing Styles in The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt

Blanche Wiesen Cook
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Perspective

The perspective of the book is Eleanor's, as it should be because it is her autobiography. Eleanor tells her own story in the first person point of view, which is appropriate for an autobiography. The use of the first person makes the book more of a personal experience, as if Eleanor is personally talking to the reader.

The first person point of view is usually considered to be limiting for the reader because the knowledge of the reader is confined to the events that occur in the presence of the narrator. The reader does not have any knowledge of events that are not known to the narrator. This limitation is not a factor in this book. Eleanor is telling her own story in her own words. The use of the first person allows her to tell her own story and to present her views, opinions and experiences. Any...

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