Writing Styles in Beautiful Ruins

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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person point of view. The author uses multiple characters to narrate his story. The novel begins with Pasquale Tursi as the narrator, a young Pasquale who has recently come home to his family business to care for his ailing mother. The novel then jumps fifty years into the future and the narration of Claire Silver, a disillusioned young film maker who is searching for a film that will have meaning to future generations, as Breakfast at Tiffany’s had for her. Then the author introduces Shane Wheeler, a self-centered young writer-want-to-be. The author also uses Michael Deane, Pat Bender, and Debra Moore as narrators.

The point of view of this novel works well in the plot as the reader is introduced not only to many different characters in intimate and unique ways, but the story is introduced in...

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